Hugh Jackman reminds us that cancer can even strike superheroes
Even during another health scare, Hugh Jackman is keeping an eye out for his fans.
For the third time in less than a year, Jackman, who played Wolverine in many installments of the X-Men series, has been treated for skin cancer according to People magazine. The actor, who was also seen by doctors for the same reason last November and again in May, recently had a basal cell carcinoma removed.
Jackman is "OK for now," according to his rep, via People, but that hasn't stopped him from spreading the word about sun safety to his fans. On Monday he posted a screenshot on Instagram of the video for spoken-word song "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" and captioned it with "SUNSCREEN!"
This isn't the first time Jackman has taken to social media to help spread awareness concerning skin cancer prevention. Last November, he posted a picture of himself with a bandage on his nose along with a caption about his wife, Deborra Lee-Furness, being his hero and helping him out with early detection. "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked," he wrote. "Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma." Jackman added: "Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"
In May, Jackman posted another selfie with his face bandaged and the caption: "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!".
Jackman may be active in raising awareness for skin cancer, but it's not the only part of the body he feels passionately about keeping cancer-free. At the beginning of October, Jackman posted a picture of himself and a couple of buddies holding their family jewels for the #FeelingNuts campaign, which aims to bring awareness to testicular cancer.
If that's not philanthropy, we don't know what is.