The Wolverine star, Hugh Jackman is now being looked at not only as a movie star, but a hero after he saved his teen son and others from a riptide at a Sydney Beach.
While his son and others were being pulled away by the riptide, Hugh Jackman rushed into action and it was all caught on camera, KTLA5 reports. He was seen alerting his son and other swimmers to come back to safety by waving his hands. He was then seen holding onto a man’s arm while he pulled him to safety. Jackman was also seen holding a little girl. E Online reports the man’s name is Peter Adam, who made this statement to the press.
“I was assisting Jackman to get his daughter up to the sandbar. He then grabbed my hand to help get us both up.”
So maybe the rescue wasn’t as good as what it appeared, but at least his son and daughter are safe and sound!
Multiple rescues occurred that day at Bondi Beach, eventually causing the beach to close. E Online mentions Jackman’s son is 15 years old. It is also reported that Jackman’s 10-year-old daughter was also a part of the group in danger of the strong riptide.
Jackman was too “shaken up” to speak to the press after the rescue, according to E Online, and frankly who wouldn’t be after needing to rescue his son and daughter from what could have ended tragically.
Although Jackman returned to Australia just one day prior to this scare, he had recently been traveling for his most recent film, Eddie the Eagle. While not all news on Hugh Jackman is positive, he is currently being treated for skin cancer, according to People. This apparently is his fourth, yes fourth time he has been treated for skin cancer on his nose.
Hugh Jackman recently made a post on Instagram showing a bandage over his nose.
“An example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups,”
Hugh Jackman opened up to People about his skin cancer battle.
“It’s always a bit of a shock just hearing the word ‘cancer.’ Being an Australian it’s a very common thing. I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it.”
Not only has he been treated for skin cancer on his nose Jackman was also treated previously for skin cancer on his shoulder. Jackman announced he has the most common type of skin cancer, Basal-Cell Carcinoma. People mentions nearly 3 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Basal-Cell Carcinoma.
“I go every three months for check-ups. It’s the new normal for me. My doctor says I’ll likely have more, and if that’s your cross to bear in life, you should be so lucky.”
While the Wolverine star is at the beach catching some rays and saving his children from dangerous riptides, it is a wonder why he continues to battle skin cancer!
While Hugh Jackman is saving lives at the beach, he is also giving life-saving advice on Instagram. Stay out of beaches during riptides and USE SUNSCREEN!
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