Is Hugh Jackman OK? 'Wolverine' actor gets skin biopsy on nose after battling cancer

The actor updated fans saying the results of his biopsy came back 'inconclusive' and that he would be getting it checked again at a later date


                            Is Hugh Jackman OK? 'Wolverine' actor gets skin biopsy on nose after battling cancer
Actor Hugh Jackman battled skin cancer eight years ago (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

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Hugh Jackman's latest Twitter video has sparked concern among his fans worldwide, as the actor reportedly underwent a biopsy test on his nose on doctor's orders. 'The Greatest Showman' actor had battled skin cancer in the past when he had to undergo at least six procedures for cancer removal. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2013 after his wife asked him to get an unusual growth checked out. In his latest tweet, the 52-year-old star wrote, "A couple of notes: please get skin checks often, please don't think it can't happen to you and, above all, please wear sunscreen."

In the accompanying video, the actor pulled down his face mask to reveal a small bandage on his nose, clarifying that it was for the biopsy test. "I just went to see Lisa and Trevor, my amazing dermatologist and doctors. They saw something that was a little irregular so they took a biopsy, getting it checked," he shared. Jackman further added, "So if you see a shot of me with this on, do not freak out. Thank you for your concern, I'll let you know what's going on but they think it's probably fine." Emphasizing the importance of wearing sunscreen as a preventive measure, he added, "Remember, go and get a check and wear sunscreen - don't be like me as a kid - just wear sunscreen."

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Hugh Jackman's battle with skin cancer

In November 2013, the 'Wolverine' star was treated for basal cell carcinoma — a common type of skin cancer that can be prevented by limiting excessive exposure to sunlight. Afterward, Jackman opened up about his struggle with cancer sharing, "It's the new normal for me. My doctor says I'll likely have more, and if that's your cross to bear in life, you should be so lucky."

During a 2015 interview with People, he shared, "It's always a bit of a shock just hearing the word cancer. Being an Australian it's a very common thing. I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it."

The actor had the cancerous cells surgically removed from his nose, which left him with 80 stitches. The doctor had also advised him against singing, which the actor admittedly ignored for his performance in 'The Greatest Showman'. "I just had a skin cancer cut out of my nose. All was fine but I had 80 stitches in my nose and my doctor said ‘you’re not allowed to sing’. The next day everyone arrives and I get there and I explain why I’m not singing and I also explained that I should stand just to be clear with everyone that I will be singing on the day and to gesticulate and of course act all the scenes," the actor recounted in a 2017 interview with Evening Standard

Hugh Jackman with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Urban Zen Foundation)

'Hoping for good biopsy results'

Presently, Jackman is preparing for the Broadway musical 'The Music Man', and it is unclear whether his present health status will affect his performance in any way. 

Meanwhile, worried fans of the actor poured in their love and support on his Twitter post, as one user said, "I’m sorry you’re having to go through this, but thank you so much for encouraging others to be wise with their skin even as you deal with this. Hoping for good biopsy results!"

"Love you to pieces , over the moon and back. You not only have a big heart but your gratitude is gold. I wish I had better words and I wish you would see these words. Love you Hugh Jackman," another fan responded to the Australian actor.

A third fan tweeted, "Of course we are going to worry about you. We care about you & want you to stay safe & well. I'm super glad you take the responsibility to get these things out cancer is no joke so I sincerely hope that everything is okay . Please keep us posted @RealHughJackman"



 



 



 

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