Hugh Jackman Helps Make Testicular Cancer Test a Twitter Trend

Hugh Jackman Helps Make Testicular Cancer Test a Twitter Trend

kd 1aOscar-nominated actor Hugh Jackman is lending his star power to the fight against testicular cancer via a viral Twitter campaign with a rather cheeky hashtag.

#FeelingNuts (get it?) seeks to urge men to perform self-exams on a regular basis in an effort to discover testicular cancer at its earliest stages.

A fully-clothed Jackman, who’s faced two bouts of skin cancer on his nose this year, posted a see-it-to-believe-it slomotion Instagram video in which he checks himself while working out in a gym. (Note to the fellas: Most gyms may frown at this practice. Testicular exams are best done with a bit of privacy). “#feelingnuts in slomo! Raising awareness for testicular cancer. #youknowwhoyouare,” he wrote with the video.

He also shared an image of himself joined by photographer Nigel Barker and two other pals… all checking themselves. (picture above)

Kidding aside, testicular cancer is a deadly disease, especially when not detected early. It will claim the lives of about 380 men in 2014, according to Cancer.org. Around 8,820 new cases will be diagnosed. If the disease is caught early, men have a relatively long life-expectancy.

Which makes awareness and spreading the word so important. Jackman nominated Ricky Gervais, Neil Patrick Harris, and Michael Strahan to perform exams, ice bucket challenge-style. Gervais quickly responded, posting a photo flipping the bird at cancer. “I accept the @RealHughJackman #feelingnuts challenge for testicular cancer,” he wrote, adding, “I nominate @WilliamShatner.”kd 1b

Shatner responded (sans picture) with a classy note:kd 1c

Keep it up, guys. At this rate, there isn’t a testicle in the world that will go unexamined. And now, I challenge Dennis, enKayced and Lothario. Come on guys, drop them shorts and feel up your nuts for us to see. 😀

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17 Comments

  1. king
    October 04, 10:01 Reply

    Eh drop em shots???? In naija??? E no happen ooo…in America oh definitely yes but not here biko

  2. enKayced
    October 04, 11:28 Reply

    Funny thing is I’ve been self-examining my nuts for over a year now. Guess I’m in love with my testicular health.
    I would gladly nominate King and Mr Bassey!

    • Ruby
      October 04, 11:40 Reply

      I’m in love with my nuts so I ensure that they are in tip~top shape.
      I nominate Dennis, King n Gad

      • Dennis Macauley
        October 04, 12:29 Reply

        Why are you guys nominating me?

        The boys are fine

        Mrs Macaulay checks often

        When I get my daily “physical exam”

        (which is many times a day btw)

      • king
        October 04, 15:00 Reply

        Eh SCHLONG tells me not to bother cause his helpers are just fine as it is……maybe too undersexed now!!

  3. Lothario
    October 04, 11:56 Reply

    Lmao….#feelingnuts #timetofeel #donefeeling #certifiedok

  4. chestnut
    October 04, 12:06 Reply

    Em…honest question: can somebody help somebody to examine d nuts? All men should have each other’s backs (or in dis case,fronts?) irrespective of whether they know each other or not,abi?

  5. Rapu'm
    October 04, 13:35 Reply

    So, you grab the nuts and what happens? How do you know you’ve got cancer there or no? #seriously

    • king
      October 04, 15:02 Reply

      Rapum if you grab your nuts and you feel any lump around them….pls go do some checkup!

      • Aproko Pikin
        October 04, 15:10 Reply

        Did you mean the epididymus or something? Cos I’ve always felt that…or is it supposed to hurt?

    • Aproko Pikin
      October 04, 15:07 Reply

      Hey, I don’t know to confirm if safe or not. What do i check for or feel. I’m serious abt this o!

      • king
        October 04, 15:32 Reply

        Seriously guys stop fretting and being scared it doesn’t really pop up in young guys….its just that it begs for regular use of d doctor doing his “thing” around your scrotum so that his expert hands could do the detecting….havent really heared of it attacking less than 50 year olds…..!

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