According to People, Hugh Jackman has been battling with skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) since one year. Just recently, Jackman has undergone a third skin cancer treatment. Read of further details.
The Australian actor previously had cancerous cells removed in November 2013 and then in May 2014. His representative told E! News that his recent surgery went well, and he is now in a better health condition. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, approximately 2.8 million cases are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. The mortality rate is less than 1 percent.
The “X-Men” star, 46, has posted selfies of his bandaged face after earlier surgeries. On Oct. 27, 2014, he again posted a picture of a surfboard in the sand on Instagram from the video for the 1998 song "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)." He captioned the picture as “SUNSCREEN!"
Jackman has won global appreciation for his superhero roles in major films. He is best known for his steady role as Wolverine in the "X-Men" film series, as well as for his leads in “Kate & Leopold,” “Van Helsing,” “The Prestige,” “Australia,” “Real Steel, ” “Les Misérables” and “Prisoners.”
He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013 for his excellent role portrayal in "Les Misérables." He has also won a Tony Award for his role in “The Boy from Oz.”
Jackman hosted Tony Awards four times and won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances. He also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2009.
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