Hugh Jackman visited Today, and the consummate showman talked about how he put his health at risk trying to get his movie The Greatest Showman made. Jackman had just had skin cancer removed from his nose and was told by his doctor not to sing, but he had a scheduled performance the next day to try to convince the studio to make the movie.
Jackman had originally planned to act out a few scenes and let another actor sing the songs. However, the actor couldn’t help but go against his doctor’s orders. He recalled, “And it came to the last number, and I thought, ‘I’ll just sing the first line. I’ll sing the second line, it’s quiet.’ And then I was off. I’m a big ham. So I started singing, finished the number. It was a good showbiz moment.”
But that performance came at a cost. He said, “And then all of a sudden, I felt this trickle of blood.”
Luckily, Jackman healed enough to film the movie.
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