Hugh Jackman, the well-known Wolverine actor, has disclosed that he is undergoing additional skin cancer screenings following a recent medical exam. With a bandaged nose, the actor took to social media to encourage his followers to get medical checks and use sun protection.
The 54-year-old actor anticipates receiving the results of his assessments shortly. Jackman had his first cancer excised in 2013 and has had at least six surgeries since then.
Hugh Jackman Discusses His Recent Cancer Scare
The actor disclosed in a social media video that his doctors discovered “little things that could be, or could not be, basal cell [carcinomas].”
Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer that has a very low risk of spreading. According to the NHS, such cancers are successfully treated in 90% of instances. On the other hand, Hugh Jackman wants his experience to serve as a reminder to people to use sun protection measures.
“Please wear sunscreen, it is just not worth it, no matter how much you want a tan. Trust me!” he said.
Hugh Jackman assured his fans that basal cell carcinomas are the “least harmful” variety of cancer.
Hugh Jackman’s Skin Cancer History
During an interview with People magazine in 2015, Jackman revealed that his skin cancer diagnosis shocked him, saying:
“It’s always a bit of a shock just hearing the word ‘cancer’,” he said. “Being an Australian, it’s a very common thing. I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it.”
In 2013, Jackman disclosed to his followers that he had undergone treatment for the removal of cancerous tissue from his nose. His basal cell carcinoma, however, reappeared twice the following year and several times after that.
Jackman is Working Out For Deadpool 3
Although Jackman’s health is a worry for his forthcoming film Deadpool 3, he has assured his fans that he is fine. In terms of his involvement in Deadpool 3, he keeps his fans up to speed via his social media accounts. According to his social media updates, there appears to be no reason for his followers to be concerned about the movie’s progress.
Jackman recently posted a video of himself deadlifting in a controlled environment. Despite his age, many fans praised the video for his devotion and commitment to enduring rigorous training. However, his current physique did not impress everyone, as it did not equal his impressive form in earlier roles.
Fans can anticipate some high-octane action sequences in the film, as Logan’s power will be combined with Deadpool’s quick-witted antics. Rumors indicate that Deadpool will go on an interdimensional journey, but nothing can be confirmed at this time.