Hugh Jackman tests himself for testicular cancer in new video


Hugh Jackman has joined the fight against testicular cancer and shared a photo and video of himself #FeelingNuts on Instagram.

The X-Men star, 45, took to the image sharing site Wednesday to promote the new #FeelingNuts campaign, in which men are encouraged to perform self-exams on a regular basis in an effort to diagnose testicular cancer during its early stages.

The actor first shared a photo of himself and four friends — one of them being famed photographer Nigel Barker — checking themselves at the gym.

"I accept @sambranson," Jackman wrote in the caption and nominated three more men to complete the test. "#feelingnuts raising awareness for testicular cancer. Nominating @ActuallyNPH @michaelstrahan @rickygervais"

He later shared a video of himself performing the test in slow motion.

Nominee Ricky Gervais promptly completed the challenge and also shared a photo of himself performing the test.

I accept the @RealHughJackman #feelingnuts challenge for testicular cancer. I nominate @WilliamShatnerâ € ” Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 1, 2014