If you spot photos of hunky Hugh Jackman wearing a bandage on his nose, know that the actor of both stage and screen hasn’t gotten a nose job, he’s just had a skin cancer removed and he’d like his interaction with the Big C to serve as a reminder to always wear sunscreen.
E!Online reports that Hugh Jackman shared a photo of himself with a bandage on his nose via Instagram, apparently after having had a skin cancer removed from his nose. Along with the photo, Jackman wrote, “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”
The “Deb” Jackman refers to is his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, whom he credits with making him get his mark checked. In addition to the importance of wearing sunscreen, it is also important to visit a dermatologist to have any new spots or moles checked out. And it goes without saying that it is always important to listen to your wife when she tells you important things.
While the Australian actor isn’t known for his outdoorsy lifestyle as much as he is for his amazing buff bod, he does spend some time at the beach, showing off his hard work. While clothing affords some protection from the sun’s harsh rays, sunscreens provide a better barrier and wearing a hat can also help protect the face from the sun.
The sun not only causes cancer but is also responsible for premature aging, causing fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots.
45-year old Jackman is the latest celebrity to come out with warnings about skin cancer. In the past, other celebrities such as Eric Dane, Bruce Jenner, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and Anderson Cooper have all been spotted with bandaged faces.
Bruce Jenner attributes his bouts with skin cancer to competitive water skiing in his formative years back in the 50s and 60s. Back then he says, nobody wore sunscreen. Now, Bruce and other boomers are finding spots that have turned out to be the early stages of skin cancer. Bruce says that he was diagnosed with a basal-cell carcinoma which appeared as a small red dot on his cheek. These days Bruce still loves playing outdoor sports, especially golf it seems, but he probably covers up a little more and wears sunscreens and hats when on the course or even practicing in his backyard.
Recently, supermodel and bikini afficiando Bar Refaeli shared photos of herself having a mole removed from her abdomen and later frolicking on a beach with bandage in the former location of the mole. Bar hasn’t said whether or not the mole was removed for medical reasons, but she likely wears sunscreen for preventative measures because there aren’t too many models that sport wrinkles, no matter how old they get.
No one is immune to the hazard of skin cancer, not even celebrities and supermodels.