Australian actor Hugh Jackman recently revealed that he has undergone two biopsies following a skin cancer scare. The 54-year-old Hollywood star shared a video on his Instagram page, discussing the situation and reminding fans of the importance of wearing sunscreen.
In the video, Jackman points to a large plaster on his nose, explaining that his doctor found “two little things” that could be basal cell carcinomas, a form of skin cancer. The actor has had to undergo biopsies to determine whether there is cause for concern, with results expected in two or three days.
Hugh Jackman urged his fans to be cautious about sun exposure, especially with summer approaching in the Northern Hemisphere. He reminded them to wear sunscreen and avoid tanning, emphasizing that skin damage can have lasting effects.
The actor referenced his previous skin cancer scares in the video’s caption, stating that he will continue talking about basal cell carcinomas if it encourages even one person to wear sunscreen with a high SPF.
The “Greatest Showman” actor has had a history of skin cancer issues, with cancerous cells removed from his nose in 2013 and at least six more procedures since then. In a 2017 interview, Jackman admitted that he did not take proper care of his skin while growing up in Australia, recounting how getting sunburned and peeling was considered a normal part of childhood.
Jackman’s recent video serves as an important reminder to prioritize skin health and practice sun safety. As he awaits the results of his biopsies, fans around the world are sure to be sending their well-wishes and support.