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Hugh Jackman Urges Fans To Wear Sunscreen Following Skin Cancer Battle

Hugh Jackman Urges Fans To Wear Sunscreen Following Skin Cancer Battle

The actor has previously spoken out about his skin cancer scares.

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Hugh Jackman has given a heart-breaking warning to his fans following his sixth skin cancer scare earlier this year.

Speaking to Be, the actor urged people to not 'be like' him and to wear sunscreen, saying it was his biggest regret.

He said: "Don't be like me. Wear sunscreen, I'm the idiot who didn't wear sunscreen at all.

Credit: PA

"I have English parents but it doesn't matter actually what skin type you are, everyone is susceptible and you know, just be smart.

"It's the most preventable disease in the world so do not take my example or you can take my example now and wear sunscreen."

The 49-year-old actor has previously spoken out about his battles with skin cancer; in February this year he shared a photo of himself wearing a bandage on his nose and the caption: "Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear! #wearsunscreen."

It was the sixth time he had undergone treatment for skin cancer, since 2013, when he first spotted a small lump on his nose.

He posted a similar image last year. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a form of skin cancer believed to be caused by exposure to too much UV light.

Speaking to People in 2015, Jackman said growing up in Australia made him a 'prime candidate' for skin cancer, admitting he never wore sunscreen.

He said: "I go every three months for check-ups. 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."

Source: Be

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Hugh Jackman, US Entertainment, Australia