Ryan Reynolds has opened up about being told that a recent routine medical procedure potentially saved his life, and now he is inspiring fans to follow suit.MORE: Ryan Reynolds offers rare insight into life at home with Blake LivelyThe actor, who recently got his first colonoscopy, created a new non-profit organization named Lead from Behind, in order to raise awareness about colon cancer and "make it famous."Ryan turned forty-five just last year, which is the age men and women are recommended to get a colonoscopy, so he is really not fooling around with his health!WATCH: Ryan tells 13-year-old fan 'I'm proud of you' after open heart surgeryMORE: Ryan Reynolds opens up about painfully strained relationship with late fatherThe very first Instagram posts on the organization's account were shared on 13 September, and one of the clips sees the star opening up about the results of his colonoscopy with Robert McElhenney.Of course he kicked off his video with some of his typical sarcastic humor, detailing that last year the two bet that Robert would not learn Welsh, and the outcome of him doing so, which he did, was Ryan having to broadcast his colonoscopy.He further explained: "It is a simple step that could literally, and I mean literally, save your life."A post shared by LEAD FROM BEHIND (@leadfrombehind)Ryan wasn't kidding when he said he was taking fans along on his colonoscopyThe clip goes on to show the father-of-three walking into a hospital, and he says: "I would never normally have any medical procedure put on camera and then shared.Read more on hellomagazine.com
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