Hugh Jackman Treated For Skin Cancer

CANBERRA, Australia (November 22, 2013) "The Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman says he’s been treated for skin cancer and shared a selfie showing his bandaged nose.

"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!" he wrote on Instagram, referring to his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.

Jackman, 45, says he had a basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that is rarely fatal.

The Oscar-nominated actor didn't say when he was treated.

"Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!" he wrote.

Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world, and two in three Australians will be diagnosed before age 70, according to the national health department.


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