Hugh Jackman, 52, has a skin biopsy as part of his ‘getting checked’ update on his cancer worry.
HUGH JACKMAN revealed to his admirers that he had a biopsy due to a cancer fear.
Hugh Jackman, 52, shared a health update on social media earlier today. The Wolverine star revealed that he had a skin biopsy following a cancer scan and encouraged his fans to be cautious.
Hugh broke the news to his 14.5 million Twitter followers in a video.
He was wearing a mask in the short video, which he subsequently pulled down to reveal a plaster on his nose.
“Hey everybody, just wanted to let you know that I just saw Lisa and Trevor, my fantastic dermatologists and doctors,” he said.
“They noticed something was a bit off, so they took a biopsy and are having it checked.”
“So don’t be alarmed if you see a photo of me wearing this.
“Thank you for your concern; I’ll keep you updated on what’s going on.
“However, they believe it will be fine.”
“Just remember, get it checked and apply sunscreen,” he advised.
“Don’t be like me when you were a youngster; just use sunscreen.”
“A couple of notes: please get skin checks often, please don’t think it can’t happen to you, and, above all, please wear sunscreen,” the Australian actor wrote with his video.
Hugh was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in 2017 and underwent therapy.
He spoke about his battle with the sickness at the time and opened up about it.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type of skin cancer, and it develops when basal cells proliferate abnormally and uncontrollably.
Hugh talked about his quest to urge kids to wear sunscreen in an interview with ABC in 2015.
“It was all outside,” he explained. I don’t think my parents ever bought it or forced us to wear it.
“The regulation about being outside that I remember the most was that you couldn’t swim within half an hour after eating. It’s also untrue.”
Hugh also revealed that he initially noticed a symptom of the cancer while filming X-Men.
He explained that he noticed a particle of blood on his nose and that his wife advised him to seek medical attention.
“I assumed somewhere during the fight, I hit myself, right, which isn’t unusual,” he said.
“I mentioned it to my wife casually, and she said, ‘Get it checked.’ You’ve got to have it looked at.’