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Wish I had little bit of Logan's healing powers: Hugh Jackman after beating cancer for 6th time

Jackman will soon be seen baring his claws for one last time in Logan

T2 Online Newsdesk 2 March 2017, 6:36 PM
Jackman continues to inspire us with his commitments towards his family and wife

Jackman continues to inspire us with his commitments towards his family and wife Image: IANS

No one can play Wolverine better than Hugh Jackman on screen, and the actor is just as badass in real life. Jackman, who will soon be seen baring his claws for one last time in Logan, recently came to a promotional event for the film wearing a dressing after having a sixth basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer) cut from his nose, but it seems like the tough phase has not dampened his spirit a bit.

At the event, Jackman was asked if he ever wished he had the healing powers of Logan. Responding to the question, the actor jokingly pointed towards his nose and said, "You can see I am not healing as much as I wish I had. I wish I had little bit of Logan's healing powers."

However, he was quick to add, "I am happier in general. I am fine and happy. Yes, we become sad and regret in life but nothing to the degree that owns this man (his character in the film). He was a good man. I was always touched with the character. He had a good heart."

Hugh Jackman also shared images after the surgery on his Facebook page.

The Wolverine film saga started 17 years ago and Jackman has appeared as Wolverine in nine of the X-Men sagas. Writer-director James Mangold took the charge of bringing the character and his journey to a conclusion with Logan. He previously worked with Jackman on The Wolverine in 2013.

This new X-Men film will not just witness the end of Jackman's character as a mutant superhero, but also for thespian Patrick Stewart as his mentor and father figure in the form of Professor Charles Xavier.

The film also stars Merchant, Richard E. Grant and 11-year-old Dafne Keen, who plays the role of Jackman's daughter and young mutant X 23. It opens in theatres worldwide, including in India, on March 3.

(With inputs from IANS)

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