Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reappeared in public on Monday with his hair cropped, during a ceremony in which he appointed new cabinet members.
Chavez said that he is not suffering from colon, bladder, nose or rectal cancer.
“That is not true; I repeat it with absolute transparency. They removed a tumor, we continue to watch and there is no presence thus far of cancerous cells in my body,” said Chavez and added the chemo sessions are a “preventive measure.”
The Venezuelan president had said in the morning that on Sunday evening he felt some of his hair fall out and then he decided to have it all cropped.
“I had to call the barber and tell him: look, my hair is falling out,” he said.
During the ceremony he showed a picture from his childhood in which he appeared with his hair cropped and then he joked again by saying he has rejuvenated with his new haircut.