‘In the mood to groove’: Hugh Jackman sparks impromptu dance party

Fans young and old got down for a boogie after the Hugh Jackman show in Perth at the weekend. Source: Twitter/ RAC Arena

Aussie legend Hugh Jackman certainly knows how to get people in the “mood to groove” with the star sparking an impromptu dance party post show at the weekend.

The talented singer and actor has been touring around his home country with ‘The Man, The Music, The Show’ and it seems his toe tapping moves have caught on with a video posted online of attendees in Perth showing off their own dancing skills.  The footage, shared by the RAC Arena showed people of all ages getting down for a boogie.

“Ain’t no party like a post-Hugh party,” the post on Twitter read. “Thank you @RealHughJackman for getting us in the mood to groove!”

Fans of the talented performer can be seen throwing their hands in the air and swinging their hips to the music, with others grab their friends by the arm bust a move together. Children are even spotted jumping up and down to the tune proving that Hugh is a star even in their eyes.

It has been a whirlwind few days for Hugh who showed off his compassionate side once again after he shared a tender moment with a fan onstage after spotting the woman, who is fighting breast cancer, in the crowd during the Perth leg of his concert on Wednesday. During the concert, the Aussie legend jumped off stage to talk to a fan named Kylie Beard, who was holding a sign that read: “Please huge me, Hugh. My boobs are trying to kill me.”

In a video, which has since been shared online, Hugh can be seen embracing the woman, who told the star and audience: “I have my last treatment of chemo on the 29th. They found out I had the BRCA [breast cancer] gene.” She then joked: “So they’re taking my boobs off and I’ll get some new ones from the fat I’m sucking in right now.”

Visibly moved by the woman’s words, Hugh then praised Kylie for her ongoing bravery, as the crowd erupted into a stream of applause, adding: “We love you and thank you so much for being here and celebrating with us.”

Social media users have since praised the famous actor for his sweet gesture, while others wished the best for Kylie and her ongoing treatment. “What a wonderful wonderful man Hugh is …. A hug from him would cure you for ever,” one commentator wrote. “All the very best to you also Kylie, I hope everything turns out just fine for you.”

Another added: “Wishing you all the very best in your journey to over come this hideous disease.Hugh Jackman a marvellous bloke.” While a third wrote: “Hugh Jackman, you are an absolute wonderful human being.”

The Today show later tracked down Kylie, who is due to undergo her final chemotherapy treatment this week, to ask her about the surreal moment. “Oh, I still can’t believe it actually happened and I keep thinking about it and going yeah it did happen,” she told hosts Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight on Wednesday morning. “He was so nice.”

While speaking on the morning show, Kylie also encouraged women to get checked, adding: “As women over 40 we’re entitled to a free breast examination every two years. So when you’re having things done at the doctors, speak to the doctor, do your checks at home, know your own body, know what’s going on in your own body so that you’re aware of these changes… I was so lucky to find it early and they’ve been able to give me a really good prognosis. So check your boobs ladies!”

Meanwhile, the amazing moment comes after the 50-year-old recently took the opportunity during one of his live Australian shows to pay tribute to fellow performer Olivia Newton-John with the help of thousands of her adoring and supportive fans. While on stage at his concert earlier this month, Hugh filmed a special moment with the crowd in honour of the Grease star following her heart-wrenching interview on Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes, where she discussed her health and battle against cancer as she fights the illness for the third time in her life.

In the video, which was later shared online by the actor, Hugh said: “Hi Olivia, it’s Hugh and 15,000 of your friends and fans. I don’t know if all of you saw 60 Minutes last night but I watched that and Deb and I were crying.” Then, directing his message to Olivia, he added: “Just listen. You are the most amazing person, the most amazing mum, the most amazing ambassador, singer, ever. We just love you.”

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