Hugh Jackman Stops Show To Bring Woman With Cancer On Stage
Hugh Jackman is one of Australia's finest exports; living up to the likes of Kylie Minogue, Elle Macpherson, Eric Bana and Heath Ledger.
While he's a triple threat (the man can sing, dance and act), he's also an extremely nice bloke and that trait was on full show during his Perth performance.
The Wolverine actor was doing his The Man. The Music. The Show. in WA's capital this week, which is essentially Hugh singing hits from The Greatest Showman as well as other Broadway and Hollywood musical numbers backed by a live orchestra.
But as he was ploughing through the hits, he noticed a woman holding up a sign that said: "Please hug me, Hugh. My boobs are trying to kill me."
He stopped his performance and asked for her to come on stage.
Kylie Beard is suffering from breast cancer and is due to undergo her final chemotherapy treatment next week. While medicine is key for the 43-year-old, sharing the stage with Jackman put a smile on her face that she couldn't wipe off.
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"He was talking about how he met Deb and the meaning purpose she gives to his life, and I felt really awful cos we kind of interrupted that, but I was there with my sign and that's when he noticed it," Beard told Channel 9.
"Then he was like, 'Yep I'm coming on down, and I quickly looked at my friends and I was like 'Oh my God he's coming, quickly put the sign down', and he was there."
A video of their encounter went viral on social media, with everyone praising Hugh for taking time during his performance to hang out with her.
It's totally understandable to get caught up in the moment of being on stage with Hugh Jackman in front of hundreds of people, however Kylie used the moment to tell women to get their breasts checked.
She later told Channel 9: "Growing up in Australia, in my head, it was that when we're 50, we need to be checked.
"My grandma also died from breast cancer when she was 47, so that's where the mutation has come from on my dad's side. We grow up thinking that it's what's on our mum's side of the family that matters when it comes to breast cancer, but in actual fact it's come via my dad."
Not only is Hugh awesome for getting her on stage but Kylie is amazing for telling her story.
Featured Image Credit: Channel 9