By: Natasha Archary
Australian actor, Hugh Jackman, best known for his role as Wolverine in the Marvel film franchise X-Men raised awareness on skin cancer after undergoing a biopsy.
He holds the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero” for his role as James Howlett, aka Logan aka Wolverine.
Jackman who was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma in 2013, undergoes a check-up every 3-months and while his condition isn’t life-threatening but does require treatment.
His biopsy came back “inconclusive” due to doctors not taking a big enough sample as the actor is about to start filming and once he wraps up his production in 2-months he will have the area on his nose rechecked.
According to the video he posted, dermatologists found an irregularity and the actor has been vocal about his skin cancer diagnosis in the past.
‘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,” Jackman shares.
He encourages his fans to visit a dermatologist and to wear sunscreen.
Hugh Jackman is currently in preparation for the Broadway musical, “The Music Man” which will open later this year.
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