Buzzing: Wear sunscreen, says Hugh Jackman

 Actor Hugh Jackman
Actor Hugh Jackman

Wear sunscreen, says Hugh Jackman

Actor Hugh Jackman, 47, said on Tuesday that he has had another skin-cancer growth removed from his nose - his fifth known basal cell carcinoma removal since 2013. An Instagram photo he posted showed a plaster across 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," he wrote.

Jackman, who attributed his condition to not having used sunscreen while growing up in Australia, has launched a range of sunscreens for children.

Jackie Chan film blows up bus, sparks panic

The explosion of a red double-decker bus in central London on Sunday alarmed witnesses unaware that it was actually a stunt for a Jackie Chan film. The bus was on Lambeth Bridge when its top deck exploded with a large bang in a ball of flames.

It was a controlled explosion for The Foreigner, starring Chan and Pierce Brosnan, but author Sophie Kinsella, a witness, said it looked "very real".

It reminded others of the attacks that killed dozens of people in London in 2005. One of those attacks targeted travellers on a red double-decker bus.

Mr John Taylor, whose 24-year-old daughter Carrie was killed in those attacks, asked if the stunt had been properly "thought through".

The bridge had been closed and the film producers had issued warnings of a controlled explosion to local residents and businesses before it was carried out.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing: Wear sunscreen, says Hugh Jackman'. Print Edition | Subscribe