Hugh Jackman has taken to Instagram to share a picture of himself with a bandage on his nose and revealed that he has been treated for skin cancer again
In a reminder to slip-slop-slap, Aussie ‘triple threat’ Hugh Jackman has shared his personal battle with skin cancer and a reminder for everyone to be sensible in the sun.
Hugh, who is now required to have his skin checked every three months, also had cancer removed from his shoulder and has been vocal about urging others to get checked. Yes, skin cancer is an unrelenting insidious disease that gives sweet FA about who you are… no matter how TOTALLY PERFECT YOU ARE ON ALL LEVELS:
Jackman, being the worlds best bloke and all, hasn’t been keeping things on the d-low. Instead, he’s been advocating for the dangers of the suns damaging effects, saying in previous interviews
“It’s always a bit of a shock just hearing the word ‘cancer’. Being an Australian, [skin cancer] is a very common thing. I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it.
In this latest photo, which was also posted to Twitter, he reminds people to ‘PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN‘ adding a message to say:
“An example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups (sic).”
An example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen. Basal cell. Mildest form of cancer. USE SUNSCREEN PLEASE !! pic.twitter.com/phQsRS5QiI
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 8, 2016
In a another interview, Jackman commented on the condition, saying:
“I was trying to keep calm about it… basal cell carcinoma is just something you have to deal with. It’s cancerous. It will grow. You just have to get it out.
“I go every three months for checkups. 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.”
There’s nothing healthy about a tan folks. Take care out there in the Aussie heat.
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