Hugh Jackman Reveals Skin Cancer Scare

He posts photo of bandaged nose, urges sunscreen

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 21, 2013 6:01 PM CST

(Newser) – Hugh Jackman has just become a walking PSA for sunscreen. The Wolverine star posted a photo of himself on Instagram with a bandaged nose and this caption, reports E! Online: "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a (basal) cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!" Deb is his wife of 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, notes the LA Times. Basal cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that frequently shows up on the face and neck. More details on that at the Mayo Clinic website.

Hugh Jackman says he's been treated for skin cancer.
Hugh Jackman says he's been treated for skin cancer.   (Instagram)
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