Hugh Jackman had another cancerous growth removed from his nose. The 45-year-old actor attended the premiere of his latest film, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Saturday with a bandage over his nose where the skin cancer growth was removed.
He made a public service announcement on his social media accounts stating, “Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian.” He also warned “PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”
Jackman said he learned the results of a biopsy on Thursday and had it removed right after.
“We got it taken out a couple of days ago now, got the stitches. I’m lucky. You’ve got to get checked, got to wear sunscreen. I’m just grateful that it was spotted.”
“We are all human, this happened to me, I didn’t wear sun screen when I was a kid,” he told ABC News at the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” premiere over the weekend. “I don’t want kids to be as stupid as me and maybe they’ll listen to Wolverine more than they’ll listen to teachers at school.”
“It’s all preventable. I was lucky to be in a job, where I have makeup artists looking at my face, going, ‘What is that?'” he added. “And my wife nagging me to go and get it checked out.”
Jackman confirmed to People the cancer “is out, it’s fixed, and I’ll get myself checked up. It’s all about catching these things early.”
Hugh Jackman was treated for the same skin cancer last year in November but said the prognosis was good: “It’s all out now.”
Basal-cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
After he was diagnosed last November, he told the Today show that basal-cell carcinoma is less severe than melanoma but noted that it “does grow, and there are complications the bigger it is.”
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with approximately two out of three Australians diagnosed before the age of 70, according to the country’s national health department.
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