Hugh Jackman News & Updates: 'Logan' Actor Undergoes Cancer Treatment Again, Health Scare Affecting Career?
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman is a perfect example that celebrities, no matter how popularity, can be stricken with cancer, just like average people. While cancer may be a pesky sickness to deal with, it seems like the 48-year old actor is a good sport to open up about his sickness via social media.
According to CNN, Hugh Jackman posted a photo on Instagram with him seemingly taking a selfie with a bandage on his nose. The caption went right to business, blatantly informing the readers that it was another case of basal cell carcinoma for the "Logan" actor.
It can be noted that this isn't the first time that Hugh Jackman was treated for basal cell carcinoma. In fact, he has gone under treatment for at least four times. The "X-Men" actor is suffering from one of the most common forms of skin cancer, which is fortunately rarely fatal. Hugh Jackman's battle with basal cell carcinoma dates back to 2013.
According to Sky News, Hugh Jackman found out about his skin cancer condition when his wife told him to get a suspicious-looking mole checked. From there, the doctors diagnosed him with basal cell carcinoma, which, looking on the bright side, might be a good thing, because at least it was treated right away instead of getting worse without the right treatments. Basically, basal cell carcinoma is mainly caused by too much unprotected sun exposure and the actor has warned the public of its dangers several times.
Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman seems to shrug off the sickness as he continues to work as an actor for major Hollywood projects. In fact, "Logan," where he plays the role of the titular character, is set to be released in movie theaters in March. The actor also plays the role of P.T. Barnum in "The Greatest Showman On Earth," slated for release by the end of 2017.