Hugh Jackman shares beautiful moment with fan battling breast cancer - video
22 August 2019, 11:07
Hugh Jackman made one fan's night incredibly special by inviting them on stage after spotting her in the crowd.
The Australian performer and actor spotted Kylie in the audience during the Perth leg of his The Man. The Music. The Show. tour on Wednesday night (August 21), and also came off stage to join her in the crowd.
Kylie had been holding up a sign asking Hugh to give her a hug.
"I have my last treatment of chemo on the 29th. They found out I had the BRCA gene," Kylie told the audience at the RAC Arena, as she hugged her idol.
"So they're taking my boobs off and I'll get some new ones from the fat I'm sucking in right now," she joked.
Hugh then embraced her and praised her for her ongoing bravery.
Perth's 6PR station later tracked down Kylie to ask her about the amazing moment.
"So my sign said, 'Please hug me here. My breasts are trying to kill me' and I was hoping he might just look and give me a wave," she said.
"But it was the best night of my life when he came down and actually spoke to me and took the time to ask how I was.
"It's been the best day of my year, my life."
Hugh Jackman has faced a few cancer scares himself, most recently in 2017 when he revealed he had a sixth skin cancer removed from his face.
"Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear!" he wrote on Instagram at the time.
Back in 2013, the actor first discovered he had cancerous cells, after his wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him to have a doctor look at a facial mole.
"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a Basal Cell Carcinoma," he said, referring to BCC, the most common form of skin cancer.
Hugh recently paid tribute to Australian icon Olivia Newton-John on stage during a show, after she gave a positive update on her own cancer battle.