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“Hugh never got over those abandonment issues”: Therapy Saved Deadpool 3 Star Hugh Jackman’s Life After His Father’s Death

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Hugh Jackman, the famous Wolverine actor lost his father on Australian Father’s Day in 2021. Christopher John Jackman was eighty-four years old when he breathed his last. Hugh Jackman at that time was getting ready to prepare for The Son when he got the news about his father.

Rather than taking time off, he went on to complete the shoot for the movie, and later he got therapy to deal with childhood traumas and grief of losing his father as it was reported that Jackman was, “struggling to stay on track”.

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Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman Focusing On Therapy

In an article by Radar Online, a source revealed the Deadpool 3 star has taken his mental health seriously and opted for therapy. He also went through immense mental pressure when he was only eight years old when his mother left him and his brother under his father’s care. The source said,

“Hugh never got over those abandonment issues, He’s carried that weight with him to this day, and it’s finally worn him down to the point where he decided he needed professional help.”

Hugh Jackman with his father Christopher Jackman
Hugh Jackman with his father Christopher Jackman

Also read: ‘I was a fearful kid who felt powerless’: Hugh Jackman Says Wolverine Role Saved Him as His Mom Abandoned Him When He Was 8, Turned Him into a Delinquent

Hugh Jackman shared on Australia’s 60 Minutes, how much it affected him when his mother left them as he remembered the morning she left as she had a towel around her head and was saying goodbye. They then received a telegram from England reporting that she was there. He also stated that his father used to pray all day that their mother would return.

Later they got to know Grace, Hugh Jackman’s mother, was suffering from “undiagnosed postnatal depression”, which allowed them to reconcile after years. Jackman and his brother were raised by their father, whom they considered to be their best buddy, and ever since he lost his father, “He’s not been able to fill that hole ever since.”, remarked an insider.

A Brief Note on Hugh Jackman’s Career

Born on October 12, 1968, he began to play in theatres in his early days and got his big breakthrough through a role as James Howlett, better known as “Logan”, Wolverine in the X-Men film series by 20th Century Fox. A role that earned him the “longest career as a live-action Marvel character” that earned him a Guinness World Record.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

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Like many other actors, Hugh Jackman also started his career with plays in theatres including roles in Oklahoma! in 1998 and Carousel in 2002.  Hugh Jackman has received various awards that include a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.

Next, he will appear as Wolverine in Deadpool 3 coming out on 8 November 2024.

Source: Radar Online

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

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