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Jackman cancels Turkish shows

Hugh Jackman has promised his Turkish fans that he’ll “be back” after having to cancel his shows in the country due to a vocal haemorrhage.

The 46-year-old actor had been scheduled to perform a version of his Broadway show An Evening With Hugh Jackman for four nights at the Zorlu Center PSM in Istanbul.

However, after seeking advice from a doctor, Hugh has been forced to pull out of his commitments in the country.

“Merhaba. I have a left vocal haemorrhage.” Hugh tweeted on Wednesday. “At advice of Dr. Kocak Dr Korovin I will cancel my shows in Turkey. Make no mistake, I'll be back!”

His decision came after he did manage to perform alongside Turkish singer Bora Uzer on Tuesday night.

Prior to his first performance, Hugh told reporters that he had a strong connection to Turkey because of his family links to the country.

"My great-grandfather lived here," Hugh said. "He spent his life here working at a bank in Istanbul. My father … he always says you're sort of part Turkish somewhere. Maybe that's why I love the coffee so much."

Hugh has had a difficult few months with his health.

Last October it was revealed that he had been treated for basal cell carcinoma for the third time in the last year.

The 46-year-old initially announced he'd been treated for basal cell carcinoma in November 2013, again on his nose. At the time he publicly thanked his wife Deborra-Lee Furness for making him get the suspiciously-shaped mark checked out.

He had his second growth removed in May 2014.

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