Their complexions may look perfect on camera, but even celebrities aren’t immune to skin cancer, which strikes more than 3 million people every year in the United States alone. These A-listers have all been treated for various forms of skin cancer, from precancerous spots to deadly melanoma.
Australian actor Hugh Jackman attended the May 2014 premiere of his movie X-Men: Days of Future Past with a bandage on his nose and revealed he had undergone treatment for skin cancer earlier that month — and not for the first time. His first skin cancer was removed in November 2013.
In May 2015, Jackman told People magazine he’d had four skin cancers removed in the previous 18 months, all of them basal cell carcinomas. He now gets checkups every three months.
According to Cancer Council Australia, the country has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. But the long-running Slip, Slop, Slap ad campaign is credited with lowering the rate of skin cancer among Australians under 45.