When was the last time you had a skin check up? It’s probably been a while.
But taking to Instagram, Australian radio comedian Hamish Blake sent out a timely reminder to get regularly tested after sharing his own skin cancer scare.
The 2day FM radio and television star posted a photo to his social media account with his nose covered in bandages after seeking treatment.
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“Guys I have a secret to tell you: there are several band aids on my nose,” Blake captioned the photo.
“You would never know this if I didn’t tell you because they are skin coloured and therefore, according to the medical industry, perfectly camouflaged. But I feel it’s better to be honest. I don’t just have a beautiful, natural, large, handsome, very rough textured nose. (PS get skin checks)”
His fans rallied, offering their support for the Aussie comedian: “Agree @hamishblakeshots I just had surgery on Friday to remove a level 3 melanoma, Skin checks save lives!” Writes one of his followers.
Previously Hugh Jackman went public with his skin cancer battles, having five skin cancers removed.
It’s important to regularly get checked, especially with high exposure to the sun during the Summer months. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
This article originally appeared on Life Online US.
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