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Hugh Jackman issues warning after his doctor was worried he could have skin cancer

Hugh Jackman issues warning after his doctor was worried he could have skin cancer

The Wolverine star wants his fans to always wear suncream as he awaits his test results.

Hugh Jackman has taken to social media after another skin cancer scare to warn people about public enemy number one: the sun.

The iconic Australian actor, 54, could be seen in the video sporting a bandage on his nose.

In the clip, the Wolverine star urged his fans to always wear suncream.

"Hey guys. So, I wanted you to hear it from me just in case someone sees me on the street or whatever," Jackman said.

"I've just had two biopsies done. I just went to my doctor, Dr Iron, who's awesome. I'll find out in two or three days and as soon as I know, I'll let you know.

"Just to remind you, Basal Cell in the world of skin cancers is the least dangerous of them all.

"Please wear sunscreen. It is just not worth it. No matter how much you want to tan, trust me. Trust me, trust me."

He added: "Put some sunscreen on. You'll still have an incredible time out there, alright? Please be safe."

He captioned the post with a write-up about his experience with skin cancer.

The X-Men star added that he doesn't mind sounding like a broken record as long as people remember to stay safe from the sun.

"I know you’ve heard me talk about my basal cell carcinomas before. I’m going to keep talking about them, if need be," Jackman wrote.

"And if it reminds even one person to put on sunscreen with a high SPF, then I’m happy."

In 2017, the upcoming Deadpool 3 star had six skin cancers removed from his face in a two-year period.

Then, in 2021, Jackson had an inconclusive result following a biopsy on his face.

That biopsy revealed the worst-case scenario would be BCC.

Jackman in a previous video about his battle with skin cancer.
Twitter/@RealHughJackman

But he updated fans in August that year that his medical team wasn't too worried about the situation.

"What did come back makes them not worry," he said in the clip.

"So if it's anything it's a Basal Cell Carcinoma, which is not threatening really but needs to be taken care of.

"I'll get another biopsy when I'm finished filming in about two months and I'll let you all know."

He hopes his regular PSAs will encourage everyone around the world to whack on the good stuff when they're in the sun.

More than two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lives, so Jackman's advice couldn't be more important.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Hugh Jackman

Topics: Hugh Jackman, Australia, Celebrity, Cancer, Health