It was just over a year ago that Hugh Jackman shared a photo of his bandaged nose and revealing that he had just faced his fifth skin cancer scare, adding that doctors managed to remove the basal cell carcinoma before it could spread.
On Monday, the star of the upcoming “X-Men” sequel “Logan” shared a new pic of his bandaged nose, revealing he just received a repeat diagnosis; luckily, he adds, he’s fine.
“Another basal cell carcinoma,” writes Jackman, 48, on Twitter. “Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all’s well. Looks worse w the dressing on than off! WEARSUNSCREEN”
Jackman addressed his various skin cancer scares during an interview with ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey, admitting that by spending so much time in the Australian sunshine when he was younger he’s now “paying for [his] misspent youth.”
“There are three types of skin cancer, melanoma being the worst,” Jackman explained in the interview. “The best, or the least threatening, is a basal cell. So I’ve only ever had basal cells. In Australia, it’s sort of the new normal.”
Meanwhile, Jackman is hoping that others follow his example. “Wear sunscreen, get check-ups, because it’s a completely preventable disease,” he said.