Hugh Jackman’s Cancer News: ‘I Wanted You To Hear It From Me’

Hugh Jackman has issued an update on his skin cancer scare.
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Hugh Jackman has revealed he’s had a cancer scare. 

The X-Men actor, 54, is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, with roles in films such as The Greatest Showman and Prisoners.

Jackman also has a history of basal cell carcinoma – a common form of skin cancer.

The Logan star has recently had another scare with it and has now provided fans with an update.

Find out more about Huge Jackman’s cancer scare below…

In a short video posted to his Instagram, Jackman reveals that he has undergone skin cancer testing to see if there are any abnormalities during a medical checkup.

The Movie 43 star appears in the clip with a bandaged nose, revealing that he’s had two biopsies done this week.

Jackman opens the video by saying: “Hey guys. So, I wanted you to hear it from me just in case someone sees me on the street or whatever.”

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He then proceeds to warn his followers about basal cell carcinoma.

The Pan actor continues: “Just to remind you, basal cell, in the world of skin cancers, is the least dangerous of them all.

“However, if I can just take this opportunity to remind you, summer is coming.”

He then urges everyone to ‘please wear sunscreen’.

Jackman adds: “It’s just not worth it, no matter how much you want to tan. Trust me, trust me, trust me.

“Put some sunscreen on. You’ll still have an incredible time out there.”


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Jackman has previously had battles with skin cancer, having first been diagnosed with it in 2013.

The 54-year-old found out he had basal cell carcinoma after getting a spot on his nose checked out – which he had had for a while.

Jackman took to Instagram in 2014 after he underwent surgery to have another basal cell carcinoma, this time in his left nostril.

Jackman has since provided an update on his recent scare by announcing that the biopsies returned with a negative result.

In an Instagram story, he says: “My biopsies came back.

“Negative!!! Thank you ALL for the love. I feel it!

Hugh Jackman's cancer update.
Hugh Jackman has revealed his skin cancer scare came back negative. Credit: @thehughjackman/Instagram

Basal cell carcinoma is believed to be caused by long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight – Jackman has admitted to being exposed to the sun without sunscreen quite a lot during his childhood.

It is rare for basal cell carcinoma to spread to another part of the body.

Although it is possible to have more than one appearance of basal cell carcinoma at a time.

It is known that having basal cell carcinoma once in your life increases the risk of you getting it again.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.