Hugh Jackman is sharing a health update with his fans all over the world! The Greatest Showman actor recently urged his fans to wear sunscreen in a video shared on the social media platform Instagram.
The Grammy winner who has been treated for skin cancer in the past told his fans that he recently got two biopsies done to test for possible skin cancer. Keep scrolling further to know more about Hugh Jackman’s health.
Hugh Jackman has a new skin cancer scare
On Monday, the Van Helsing star took to his Instagram page to give an update about his skin cancer journey. In an Instagram reel posted, he can be seen wearing a bandage on his nose after his most recent biopsies.
Hugh started by saying, “So, I wanted you to hear it from me, just in case someone sees me on the street or whatever. I’ve just had two biopsies done. I just went to my doctor, Dr. Iron, who’s awesome. And she just saw little things, could be or could not be basal cell in her opinion. She doesn’t know.”
He went on to say, “I’ll find out in two or three days, and as soon as I know, I’ll let you know. Just to remind you, basal cell — in the world of skin cancers — is the least dangerous of them all.”
As per the Skin Cancer Foundation, basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, which is caused by “abnormal, uncontrolled growth of basal cells” and it can be cured if treated early on.
As the summer is approaching, the Wolverine actor also requested his fans to “please wear sunscreen.” He continued, “It is just not worth it. No matter how much you want to tan, trust me… This is all stuff that happened 25 years ago. It’s coming out now. Put some sunscreen on. You’ll still have an incredible time out there. Please be safe.”
Hugh Jackman was first diagnosed with skin cancer in 2013
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Hugh was first diagnosed with skin cancer in the year 2013. Then, he got skin cancer removed from his nose after his wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him “to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!”
During an earlier interview with People magazine, the Deadpool 3 star who was filming the movie Marvel entry X-Men: Days Of Future Past at the time stated that his makeup artist brought the spot to his attention, and he mentioned that he has since gone “every three months for checkups.”
In 2015, Jackman said, “It’s always a bit of a shock just hearing the word ‘cancer.’ Being an Australian it’s a very common thing. I never wore sunscreen growing up, so I was a prime candidate for it.”
He continued, “I was trying to keep calm about it but it wasn’t until [his skin cancer surgeon] Dr. Michael Albom really explained to me that what I had, in a way, was the kind of skin cancer you want to have if you’re going to have it. Basal cell carcinoma is just something you have to deal with. It’s cancerous. It will grow. You just have to get it out.”
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