Hugh Jackman is sharing another health update!
The Australian actor is known for his roles in blockbuster films, including the X-Men franchise. However, his health has also been a worrisome topic in recent years due to his struggles with skin cancer. In his latest post, he once again addresses the importance of sun safety.
From Wolverine To Sunscreen Advocate: Hugh Jackman Shares Important Health Message
The star has been open about his battle with skin cancer since he was first diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in 2013. Since then, the actor has undergone multiple surgeries to remove cancerous cells from his skin.
After a recent medical check-up, the producer disclosed in a clip via his Instagram page that he is going through additional tests. Sporting a bandage on his nose, he explained that he underwent two biopsies and that his doctor saw small spots that could be basal cell carcinoma.
The actor reassured fans, saying, “I’ll find out in two or three days, and as soon as I know, I’ll let you know.” Despite it being the least dangerous form of skin cancer, Jackman used the opportunity to remind his fans about the importance of wearing sunscreen.
He urged everyone to prioritize sun safety over tanning by noting that it was not worth it, pointing to the tip of his nose and admitting that his sunspots were from overexposure 25 years ago. The 54-year-old added:
“Put some sunscreen on. You’ll still have an incredible time out there. Alright. Please be safe.”
The theater star explained in his caption that he has been open about his skin cancer scares in the past and stated that it did not bother him as long as it served as a reminder for people to wear sunscreen.
Fans responded with nothing but love and encouragement for the Golden Globe Award winner, with one person writing, “Praying it’s nothing. Thank you for using your platform to help others. ❤️.”
Another called him brave, adding “❤️ take care legend!” while this user described him as “incredibly humble and aware” despite his A-list celebrity status. They thanked him for recognizing that everyone was “in this together.”
A third fan mentioned that they “just booked an appointment with a dermatologist” because of the post. And a fourth thanked Jackman for the reminder and shared their optimism at getting his issue “resolved fast and painlessly!”
The “Les Misérables” star is not only an advocate for sun safety but also mental health. After being in several acclaimed movies, Jackman knows a thing or two about the pressures of delivering a performance. He even talked about the importance of having a psychiatrist during filming to support mental health per The Blast.
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In an interview with BBC, he spoke candidly about how filming the movie “The Son” took a toll on his mental health. He revealed that psychiatrists were available on set during the filming process to provide support and assistance to the cast and crew if needed.
He explained that he had never seen such a practice, but having them on set was crucial to the filming process. The “Tony Awards” winner noted that although part of him felt it was up to individuals to handle their mental health themselves, it was a great sign when an employer cared for their workers’ well-being in all aspects.
‘The Greatest Showman’ Star Admits Wolverine Role Took A Toll On His Voice
Last month, The Blast disclosed that the actor shared that his performance as the Marvel character Wolverine had an adverse effect on his voice. He admitted that some techniques he used while portraying the character would have surprised his vocal coach from his drama school days.
Speaking with BBC’s Front Row, “The Music Man” star stated, “I’ve done some damage to my voice with Wolverine. My falsetto is not as strong as it used to be, and that I directly put down to some of the growling and yelling.”
He explained that while he had been taught techniques to properly shout and yell, the number of times he did it might have caused some damage. Thankfully he mentioned that he was taking steps to protect his voice by working with a singing teacher and making a conscious effort to prepare himself vocally and physically for each role he takes on.