Some people like to see the New Year in with a post-party sleep in or an alcohol-soaking breakfast fry-up, but not Hugh Jackman.

The beloved Australian actor took to Instagram on Tuesday to share how he spent his first day of 2024 — going for an ice-cold dip in the ocean.

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In a video simply captioned “Happy New Year!” a shirtless Jackman rubbed his hands together as he stood on the shoreline, looking incredibly cold.

“Happy New Year everyone, I wish you all every blessing for 2024, no matter what may come — including freezing water,” he said on social media, before running into the surf.

The camera lingered as he ran into the water and yelled, “Uh, oh yeah!”, before immersing himself for a minute or two.

Jackman then ran back towards the camera, again saying, “oh yeah!”, after the invigorating swim.

The Wolverine star’s fans were wowed by the video.

“Wolverine is cold-blooded,” one fan said, while another wrote: “That water looks so cold!”

“I’d do it if I can go in looking like me and come out looking like Hugh,” another said.

“Aussies are just built different,” observed a third.

“Oh my, you are a brave man, Hugh.”

Hugh Jackman had a New Years message for his fans. Credit: Instagram/Hugh Jackman

A number of celebrity friends took to the comment section to wish Jackman a happy 2024.

“Happy New Year, Hugh. You’re one of my most favourite people in the whole world!” wrote actress Halle Berry.

“Love you foreva (sic) man!”

Others tried to guess where Jackman was — and who was holding the camera.

“Just make sure your assistant or Ryan has a heated towel or robe for you afterwards,” one fan said, referring to Jackman’s Deadpool co-star and good mate Ryan Reynolds.

“This place looks like Sicily in Italy,” another noted.

Hugh Jackman goes for a dip in the ocean. Credit: Instagram/Hugh Jackman

While some expressed surprise at Jackman’s choice of New Year activities, others were on board with the concept.

“I will be dipping into the Irish sea on the 6th for a fundraiser — gonna be going in just like that, walk in and then boom, dip,” one fan wrote.

“This could have been me this morning if not for the hangover,” another lamented.

Tumultuous 2023

For Jackman, 2023 was a tumultuous year, with the Hollywood favourite announcing in September that he and Deborra-Lee Furness, his wife of 27 years, were separating.

In a joint statement, the couple said they had decided to split to pursue “individual growth”.

“We have been blessed to share almost three decades together as husband and wife in a wonderful, loving marriage,” the statement read.

“Our journey now is shifting and we have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth.”

They added that their family was their highest priority and that they would undertake “this next chapter with gratitude, love and kindness”.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness announced their split in September 2023. Credit: Getty

The couple met in 1995 on the set of Australian television show Corelli, at which time Furness was the better-known actor of the two.

They married in 1996 and have two children, Oscar and Ava.

In April last year, Jackman celebrated their 27th anniversary with a tribute on Instagram.

“I love you so much. Together we have created a beautiful family. And life,” he wrote.

“Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humour, cheekiness, courage and loyalty is an incredible gift to me.”

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