Hugh Jackman has urged his fans to get a yearly skin cancer check.
The Logan star, 52, recently attended his annual check-up and has told all his followers on Instagram to make an appointment with their doctor to have their skin tested, especially if they skipped out on suncream when they were younger.
He said in an Instagram video: “I recommend getting a skin check — regularly. I know I’ve said it before, I know I may be boring you with this, but it’s super easy to do and it’s really, really important to be preemptive with these things.
“If you’re like me and you didn’t really know any better when you were young and you didn’t wear sunscreen and you were in the Australian sun, then you need to get a check up even more. But if not — it doesn’t matter who you are — next time you are with your doctor or with a specialist, just say, ‘Can you please give me a skin check?’ At least once a year — just do it.”
Hugh has been treated for skin cancer more than six times and has documented his journey on social media over the years. He first had a basal cell carcinoma — the most common form of skin cancer — removed in 2013.
In his latest post, he also admitted he had just gone for his routine check-up and had a growth removed from his earlobe.
He added: “I just had mine done. I have a little biopsy, it’s pre-cancerous. It’s not much, but I’m really, really glad I went.”
At the end of the video, he dropped another reminder to fans to "wear sunscreen".
— BANG SHOWBIZ
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