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Hugh jackman Hoped to inspire more fans to wear sunscreen by revealing Monday that he was due to have a skin biopsy after his doctor noticed something “a little irregular” on his skin.
Take from Twitter, the Australian actor shared a video where he took down his mask and showed his bandaged nose. “I just want you to know, I just went to see… my amazing dermatologists and doctors and they saw something a little irregular,” the Greatest Showman star explained. “So they did a biopsy and they have it checked.”
Jackman, 52, assured fans they didn’t need to worry or “panic” and promised to “let you know what’s going on.”
“It’s probably good,” he continued. “But remember… wear sunscreen. Don’t be like me when I was a kid.
The actor revealed in a 2015 interview with ABC News that he spent most of his childhood playing in the hot Australian sun and neglected to wear sunscreen. She was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, in 2013.
In the years since, Jackman’s continued to remind fans of the importance of sunscreen and revealed in 2016 that he was due to have another biopsy.
“An example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen. Basal cell. The milder form of cancer, but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE A SUNSCREEN and do regular checkups, ”he shared on Instagram.
In 2017, he shared a similar message about her ongoing battle with skin cancer and credited her “frequent checkups” for catching it early.
The Mayo Clinic says basal cell carcinoma is believed to be caused by long-term exposure to UV rays from the sun and recommends that the best way to avoid it is to wear sunscreen.
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