Well, sort of. In fact, he had cancerous cells removed after having a mark examined by doctors. Hugh Jackman posted a photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram yesterday and used the experience as a chance to encourage fans to not only wear sunscreen, but to take control of their health by seeking the opinion of a medical professional if you happen to find yourself in a similar situation.
Here’s what he posted on his Instagram page:
Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!
Good on his wife for encouraging him to get that shit checked out. Skin cancer is highly treatable, but it has to be diagnosed first. I like Hugh Jackman – he’s always come across as an incredibly decent guy, and I’m glad not only that he’s okay, but that he’s used this experience to help others again.