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 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: "I've had five or six episodes of cancer and I know I'll have more"
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 sunscreen, they might as well put it on."
in December 2017, the year that had the sixth intervention.
Jackman, who is currently preparing to play
Wolverine again in the film
Deadpool 3 , a character from the
film saga , wanted to take advantage of the announcement of his new intervention to make a plea, once again, in favor of the use of creams solar.
“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 Les Miserables
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 was encouraged to launch his own brand of factor sun cream 50 for children, Pure Sun Defense.
"It's always a bit shocking to hear the word 'cancer'," the interpreter would assure People
magazine in 2015
“I was trying to stay calm about it, but it wasn't until Dr. Michael Albom [her surgeon] explained what I had that I calmed down, because it was the type of skin cancer you want to have when you're diagnosed. ”, the protagonist of
would add .