Jackman: Cancer cells likely to come back

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman believes he will have “many more” skin cancers.

The 45-year-old actor recently had basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose and is currently sporting a bandage following the operation. It’s the second time he’s discovered such a growth and he is under no illusion about his future.

“I’m realistic about the future and it’s more than likely that I’ll have at least one more but probably many more, which is not uncommon for an Aussie particularly from English stock growing up in Australia where I don’t remember ever being told to put sunscreen on,” he told Associated Press.

Hugh initially announced he’d been treated for basal cell carcinoma last year, again on his nose. At the time he publicly thanked his wife Deborra-Lee Furness for making him get the suspiciously-shaped mark checked out.

He is now making it his mission to warn other people about the threat of sun damage.

“The beauty of this is it’s all preventable, it’s just about getting proper check-ups. I can be typical man, a little lazy, I couldn’t be bothered and now I’m not lazy at all,” he explained.

Hugh was speaking in Beijing where he was attending the premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry and Michael Fassbender.

He portrays Logan/Wolverine in the sci-fi flick, a character he’s portrayed on many other occasions. Recently the star caused a storm by hinting the upcoming Wolverine movie, due to be released in 2017, will be his last, and he’s now rethought the remarks.

“I think I might have overplayed my hand a little bit by saying I’m almost sure that the next one will be my last,” he said.

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