Hugh Jackman shares video revealing he’s undergone another biopsy on his nose (Picture: Hugh Jackman/Twitter)
Hugh Jackman has revealed he’s undergone another biopsy on his nose after his dermatologists spotted something ‘irregular’ during a routine check-up.
The 52-year-old actor, who has been treated for skin cancer six times in the past, praised the ‘amazing’ medical professionals for their speedy work and assured fans he is ‘probably fine’.
Taking to his Twitter account on Monday he shared a video with fans along with the caption: ‘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.’
In the candid video the star is wearing a paper face mask which he pulled down to speak to the camera, revealing a plaster over his nose.
In the clip he said: ‘I just went to see Lisa and Trevor, my amazing dermatologist and doctors. They saw something that was a little irregular, so they took a biopsy, getting it checked.
‘So if you see a shot of me with this on, do not freak out. Thank you for your concern. I’ll let you know what’s going on, but they think it’s probably fine.’
The Greatest Showman star previously called himself an ‘idiot’ for not wearing sunscreen when he was younger, and he advised his fans to take precautions to prevent themselves from being exposed to harmful UV rays.
Speaking to Be in 2017 at The Greatest Showman premiere in Sydney he said: ‘Don’t be like me. Wear sunscreen, I’m the idiot who didn’t wear sunscreen at all.’
The 52-year-old Wolverine actor has been treated for skin cancer six times in the past (Picture: Twentieth Century Fox Film)
‘I have English parents, but it doesn’t matter actually what skin type you are, everyone is susceptible, and you know, just be smart.’
He went on: ‘It’s the most preventable disease in the world so do not take my example or you can take my example now and wear sunscreen.’
Hugh was first diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in 2013 and has had check-ups every three months since.
In 2015 he told People: ‘It’s the new normal for me. My doctor says I’ll likely have more, and if that’s your cross to bear in life, you should be so lucky.
He continued: ‘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.’
Credit: Original article published here.