Hugh Jackman’s bleak warning after cancer scare

Aug 03, 2021
Hugh Jackman has said that it wasn't until he was 12 or 13 that it dawned on him his mother would never return. Source: Getty

Hugh Jackman has shared a bleak warning to fans after revealing he has undergone a skin biopsy for a possible cancer scare. The Greatest Showman actor, who’s no stranger to skin cancer, took to Instagram late Monday night to share the important message.

“Hey guys, I just want to let you know, I just went to see Lisa and Trevor my amazing dermatologists and doctors,” Hugh can be heard saying in a video, before pulling down his mask to show a small bandage over his nose.

“They saw something that was a little irregular, so they took a biopsy and they’re getting it checked. Thank you for your concern, I’ll let you know what’s going on, but they think it’s probably fine.

He ended the video, by saying: “But just remember, go and get it checked, and wear sunscreen. Don’t be like me as a kid, wear sunscreen.”


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Meanwhile, the 52-year-old continued to warn others in the caption, pointing out that cancer doesn’t discriminate. “A couple of notes … please get skin checks often, please don’t think it won’t happen to you and, above all, please wear sunscreen,” he wrote.

Fans of Hugh’s were quick to wish him a speedy recovery, with one commenting: “Ohh no mate, not again. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Thanks for always spreading awareness.”

Another wrote: “Get well soon Mr Jackman.” While a third added: “Wishing you a speedy recovery.”

Back in 2017, Hugh had a cancer spot removed from his face. At the time, he shared a photo of himself with a message for fans: “Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear! #wearsunscreen.”


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There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, which are known as non-melanoma skin cancer, and melanoma, which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

It’s a sad fact but according to the Cancer Council,  about two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.

Have you had your own brush with skin cancer?

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