Australian actor Hugh Jackman (Sydney, 54 years old) has announced that he has undergone two new nose biopsies due to the risk of suffering from basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer that has haunted him for years. Since 2013, the protagonist of the saga X Men He has undergone six surgeries of this type. Most of the operations have been on the nose, as on this occasion, precisely the part of the body most exposed to the sun’s rays.
In a video posted on his Instagram account, Jackman appears with a small bandage on his nose and in it he explains that he recently went to the doctor, who detected two small dots that “might or might not” be basal cells and for that reason he underwent it again. to the tests. “I will know within two or three days and I will let you know,” the actor specified to his more than 31.1 million followers on this social network. A video that he has also been encouraged to make because he himself is the one who tells the news about his health, before someone sees him on the street or can speculate about what is wrong with his nose.
Hugh Jackman has always been open with his illness and for this reason he has been posting photos and videos on his social networks after his different operations to raise awareness about the importance of having medical check-ups and also about the importance of using sunscreen creams, especially full screen ones. “People can learn from this. I was a normal Australian guy, with English parents, so the genetics weren’t great, but I went to the beach without sunscreen and all the things that have happened to me are damage from 25 or 30 years ago. I’ve had five or six episodes and I’ll have more. None are life-threatening, but I have to have checkups every three months. I think young people should know. If they see that Wolverine is wearing sun protection, maybe they also put it on ”, he explained in an interview with the magazine icons in December 2017, the year that had the sixth intervention.
Jackman, who is currently preparing to embody in the film Deadpool 3 back to Wolverine, a character from the film saga X Men, has wanted to take advantage of the announcement of his new intervention to make a plea, once again, in favor of the use of sun creams. “Summer is coming in the northern hemisphere. Please use sunscreen. It doesn’t matter how much they want to show off a tan. Believe me”, remarked the Australian. “I know you’ve heard me talk about my basal cell carcinomas before. I will continue talking about them, if necessary. And if it reminds a single person to wear sunscreen with a high SPF, then I’m happy, ”says the message that accompanies the video of the Golden Globe winner for his role in The Miserables (2012).
Australia is the country in the world where its population registers the highest number of skin cancers, where two out of three people in the country present this type of pathology, according to the NGO Skin Check Champions. This carcinoma, which usually appears as a slightly transparent lump on the head or neck, and is believed to be caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays, is the “least dangerous” and best skin cancer in the world. prognosis, according to the artist’s account in the same video.
This disease has marked the actor so much, married for 27 years to Deborra-Lee Furness and with two children, Oscar and Ava, aged 22 and 17, that in 2015 Hugh Jackman he was encouraged to launch his own brand of 50 factor sun cream for children, Pure Sun Defense. “It is always a bit shocking to hear the word ‘cancer'”, the interpreter would assure the magazine in 2015 People. “I was trying to stay calm about it, but it wasn’t until Dr. Michael Albom [su cirujano] He explained to me that it was what I had when I calmed down, since it was the type of skin cancer that you want to have when you are diagnosed ”, the protagonist of Van Helsing.