Hugh Jackman has yet again had another skin cancer scare ahead of his preparation for the Deadpool 3 movie.

This sheds more focus on the fact that celebrities admist their lives of adoring fans, limelight, glamour and stardom still go through their own hitches and it’s not always often a smooth sail.

The Australian, Hollywood actor, 54 well-known for his role as Wolverine in Marvel's X-men franchise and on The Greatest Showman made this known in an Instagram post on Tuesday. 

He revealed that he’d undergone two biopsies after his doctor noticed ‘little things’ that could potentially be Basal Cell Carcinoma – the most common form of skin cancer.

Recall that In 2017, the award-winning actor had six skin cancers removed from his face within a two-year period. In 2021, he had an inconclusive result following a biopsy on his face, revealing the worst it could be was BCC.  

While many people might know him as the fearless, ripped hero Wolverine with claws and advanced healing abilities based on his depiction of the comic book character from Marvel Comics, Hugh Jackman has been a fighter in his battle against skin cancer countless times in the past, something that might’ve just returned back in his life.

In a recent Instagram reel that he posted by the TV star, Hugh revealed that he will now be wearing a bandage for most of the time he will be caught in public because his doctor advised so. He stated that Basal Cell Carcinoma was the most basic type of skin cancer that he had gotten treated back in 2013 once before. Along with this update, he also sent out a health advisory to people to wear sunscreen in summer as UV rays are the most common cause of this disease. He said:


“So, I wanted you to hear it from me, just in case someone sees me on the street or whatever, I’ve just had two biopsies done. I just went to my doctor, Dr. Iron, who’s awesome. And she just saw little things, could be or could not be basal cell in her opinion. She doesn’t know. I’ll find out in two or three days, and as soon as I know, I’ll let you know. Just to remind you, basal cell — in the world of skin cancers — is the least dangerous of them all,”

Hugh admitted the sun spots he has been getting cut from his skin now are from his time spent outdoors 25 years ago. 

He went on to urge his fans, especially ahead of summer for those in the northern hemisphere, to be safe when out in the sun.

‘Please wear sunscreen. It is just not worth it,’ he said.

‘No matter how much you want to tan, trust me, trust me, trust me.’

While the Golden globe awardee assured the fans that this is not a life-threatening illness, many are still a little worried about his well-being especially since terminal illnesses such as cancer isn’t typically new to Nollywood’s stars. Many are also wondering if this will become a major hindrance while shooting the upcoming Deadpool 3 for him.



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