The Hollywood actor has issued a statement regarding his health, and it seems the rumors might be true.
Hugh Jackman, the renowned actor and star of The Greatest Showman, has faced yet another health scare related to skin cancer. Despite undergoing multiple operations in the past, Jackman has been diagnosed with the same form of cancer five times before, and has now announced that he is once again undergoing tests.
Jackman’s first diagnosis occurred in 2013 after a makeup artist on the set of X-Men noticed an abnormality on his nose. In a recent social media post, Jackman appeared with a bandage on his nose and explained that doctors had found “something that was a little irregular” and were conducting a biopsy to check for skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma is one of the two most common types of skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It originates in the basal layer of the skin and can typically be cured, but may also cause disfigurement. In patients with this type of non-melanoma skin cancer, the treatment is effective in 9 out of 10 cases.
Jackman not only used the video to update his fans on his health status but also to remind them to always take the necessary precautions when it comes to sun exposure.
“Please wear sunscreen, it’s just not worth it, no matter how much you want a tan. Trust me!” he said.
“This is all stuff that happened 25 years ago and it’s coming out now. Apply some sunscreen and you’ll still have an incredible time out there. Please be safe.”
Hugh Jackman, the actor best known for his role as Wolverine, recently shared news of yet another health scare related to his ongoing battle with skin cancer. In a video posted on social media, Jackman revealed that doctors found something irregular on his nose during a recent checkup and had taken a biopsy for further testing.
Jackman has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer, five times in the past. He has used his public platform to raise awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and the importance of taking precautions such as wearing sunscreen.
In a previous interview, Jackman shared that his skin cancer was likely a result of growing up in Australia and playing cricket in the sun. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, basal cell carcinoma is usually caused by a combination of cumulative and intense, occasional sun exposure. It is estimated that 3.6 million cases of this form of cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone.
You’ve heard me talk about my basal cell carcinomas before. And I’m going to keep talking about them, if need be. If just one person remembers to put on sunscreen with a high SPF, I’m happy. pic.twitter.com/J1srAzWQt0— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) April 3, 2023
We wish Hugh Jackman all the best and hope that he will continue to raise awareness about the importance of sun safety and early detection of skin cancer.
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