Hugh Jackman undergoes biopsy for skin cancer, stresses on the importance of sunscreen

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Aug 03, 2021, 04:27 PM IST


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Hugh Jackman recently underwent a skin biopsy over a possible cancer scare. 

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman recently underwent a skin biopsy over a possible cancer scare. 

The actor has been spotted with a bandage on his nose recently and in a video message, revealed that there was nothing to worry about. The actor, though, stressed on the importance of sunscreen in the video.

"[The doctors] saw something that was a little irregular, so they took a biopsy and they`re getting it checked," Jackman said in the video, adding that if he is photographed wearing the nose bandage, not to worry.

He wrote along with the short video, "A couple of notes: please get skin checks often, please don`t think it can`t happen to you and, above all, please wear sunscreen."

In the past, the actor was in 2017 for basal cell carcinoma, the least dangerous of skin cancers.

In 2015, the X-Men star told ABC News he spent most of his youth outside with his siblings, under the scorching Australian sun. "I don`t think my dad or mom ever bought it or made us put sunscreen] on," Jackman told in an interview earlier.

Jackman is currently preparing for his highly-anticipated Broadway revival of `The Music Man`, which is opening later this year.

Basal-cell carcinoma is the single most common form of cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Almost 3 million cases are diagnosed in the US each year. It rarely spreads beyond the lesion site but can be disfiguring if allowed to grow.