Wolverine is over the hill in Logan and won’t just heal like the good old days. Likewise, Hugh Jackman went under the knife to get rid of cancer. Fifth time around, however.
A candid Hugh Jackman gave a mild shock to his fans with his latest Instagram post. The Logan actor posted a picture of himself with a bandage on his nose in the wake of the treatment. Also, he reveals that he got treatment for basal-cell carcinoma. A disease not per se life-threatening, but can potentially lead to severe consequences. Not to mention, the Wolverine interpreter has taken a habit to beating cancer over and over again!
Hugh Jackman: Basal-cell Carcinoma
“Another Basal-cell carcinoma”, he captions, “thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors.” Besides, he cheekily proclaims that it looks worse with dressing and it isn’t so beneath it. The Australian actor signs off his post with a “#wearsunscreen” as a heads-up to his followers. Good-will at the times as dire as these, indeed.
People reports Hugh’s history with the skin cancer that dates back to 2013. The 48-year-old actor came clean with his battle with the dreadful basal-cell carcinoma in 2013 and took the news by storm. Besides, an actor at the zenith of his career falling prey to the tyranny of cancer was too much to handle. Thanks to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh first learnt of an odd mark on his nose.
Upon medical attention and diagnosis, it turned out to be a minor case of skin cancer. As it was found out early and immediate treatment was given, the cancer didn’t metastasize of course. However, that didn’t stop it from recurring. Hugh Jackman has treated the same condition four times since. “Don’t be foolish like me”, he had said in 2013, “use sunscreen”. Not to mention, he acknowledged his wife’s timely intervention to save the day.
The Skin Cancer
An unwanted growth in the depth of epidermis is Basal-cell carcinoma in simple terms. Treatments are rife for this condition, but the damage can vary significantly from person to person. Not only does it have the potential to be fatal, it can appear again from time to time. Similar to Hugh’s case, where he had to get five treatments in a span of four years. The actor had his apprehensions when he first learnt his condition, but has taken a firm stance since.
The actor is of an opinion that being an Australian makes him easily susceptible to skin cancer. Also, he blames his indifference towards sunscreen as the major culprit behind it. Turns out, his condition is one of the most common form of cancer. Roughly 3 million cases every year in US alone. The Logan actor has got in terms with the chances of recurrence. He has sporadic check-ups and keeps a tab on the developments. Even Wolverine comes as no exception to cancer, for that matter. On a serious note, use sunscreen. Really.