Hugh Jackman took his skin cancer prevention tour to the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" red carpet on Saturday in New York City, where reporters apparently asked about the bandage high on the right side of his nose.
On Thursday, the actor who plays Wolverine in the comic-based franchise posted a picture of himself on Instagram with the message, "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!"
While he might be a little loose on the spelling of basal cell carcinoma, the actor's message was right on target when it comes to preventing the skin cancer, which is less serious than melanoma but still of concern. Jackman was echoing a statement he'd first delivered in November, when he had a similar growth removed from the tip of his nose.
"Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked," Jackman said at the time. "And USE sunscreen!!!" Deborra Lee Furness, his wife of 18 years, had urged him to see a dermatologist.
On the red carpet Saturday, likening the reporters who crowded around him to his dermatologist coming in for a really close look, he repeated: "It's all out now, get checkups, wear sunscreen."
"I figure for some people reading it, if Wolverine says it, it might be different than if your parent or wife or husband says it," Jackman told People.
Jackman's "X-Men" costar Jennifer Lawrence, meanwhile, brought something new to the red carpet, rocking her slick blond pixie haircut and donning a midnight-blue Jason Wu number instead of her usual Dior.
Her beau and costar Nicholas Hoult was also there for the premiere, but the two didn't walk the red carpet together, Just Jared reported.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" hits U.S. theaters May 23. Also among the cast are James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times