Hugh Jackman has biopsy taken following past skin cancer scares

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Hugh Jackman has taken to Instagram to remind his fans and followers to wear sunscreen after revealing he had a biopsy taken on his nose after a visit to his dermatologists.

The 52-year-old shared a video showing a bandage on his nose, saying he'd just been at the dermatologist, but his fans have nothing to worry about.

Hugh Jackman wears medical face mask
Hugh Jackman has told fans he's "fine" after having a biopsy taken at the dermatologist's office following past skin cancer scares. Photo: Instagram/Hugh Jackman

"Hey guys, I just want to let you know, I just went to see Lisa and Trevor my amazing dermatologists and doctors, and they saw something that was a little irregular so they took a biopsy getting it checked so if you see a shot of me with this on, do not freak out," he said pointed at the bandage. 

"Thank you for your concern, I'll let you know what's going on but they think it's probably fine. But just remember, go and get a check and wear sunscreen, don't be like me as a kid, just wear sunscreen. See you guys."


Hugh was treated for basal cell carcinoma in November 2013 and has since been very vocal about protecting yourself from the sun and getting regular skin checks.

Speaking with People in 2015, the actor shared how he now gets check-ups "every three months" since the initial diagnosis.

Hugh Jackman takes selfie
Hugh is now much more sun smart! Photo: Instagram/Hugh Jackman

"It's the new normal for me," he said. "My doctor says I'll likely have more, and if that's your cross to bear in life, you should be so lucky."

He added, "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."

In an interview with ABC News that same year he shared the rule his parents did have when playing outside, "I don't think my dad or mum ever bought it or made us put it on,' he said. 'The thing I remember most, the rule about being outdoors was you weren't allowed to swim within half an hour of eating ... and it's not true."

Hugh last underwent treatment for basal cell carcinoma in 2017.

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