Hugh Jackman has said that he tore the stitches from his skin cancer operation while preparing for his latest film.
The 49-year-old Hollywood star, who plays circus impresario PT Barnum in the film The Greatest Showman, said he performed a big number for investors against doctors advice.
The Australian actor has been treated a number of times for skin cancer and in February 2017 shared a picture on Twitter of himself with a plaster on his nose, telling his fan followers that he had been treated for “another basal cell carcinoma”.
Here's the tweet, check it out.
Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all's well. Looks worse w the dressing on then off! WEARSUNSCREEN pic.twitter.com/IA7N6Ca3Oe
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 13, 2017
Jackman told The Graham Norton Show,
There was a lot riding on the final read through – there were a lot of people there with cheque books – but I’d had a skin cancer removed from my nose the day before and my surgeons said I must not on any account sing because it could rupture the 80 stitches.
He further said,
A stand in was going to sing my part, but when it came to the big final number I was so taken up by the moment that I sang my heart out.
When I finished it was a good showbiz moment and everyone was happy but there was blood trickling down my face and I had to be re-stitched. But, it was so worth it!
Hugh Jackman Burst Skin Cancer Stitches During The Greatest Showman Prep
Jackman stars opposite Zac Efron in the movie. The High School Musical star also added that he experienced his own hazardous moment during production.
He told the show,
I cycled with him (Jackman) in London but I’m not one to ride a bike early in the morning in traffic so it turned out to be quite dangerous.
I followed Hugh around a few cars and suddenly there was a double decker bus right in front of me. I slammed on the brakes, went under the front tyre and narrowly missed death.
Hugh was on the other side of the road and stuck up his thumb and just said, ‘You good? Let’s go.
The Graham Norton Show will broadcast on BBC One on December 31 at 10.20pm.