Hugh Jackman reveals run-in with skin cancer


Hugh Jackman could use some Wolverine-like regeneration right about now: The “X-Men” actor revealed Thursday that he’d had skin cancer removed from his nose.

Jackman posted a photo of himself with a biggish nose bandage on Instagram with a warning to his fans.

“Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma,” he wrote in the photo caption.


“Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”

Deb refers to Deborra-Lee Furness, his wife of 17 years.

Basal cell carcinoma happens most often on parts of the skin that get frequent exposure to the sun, according to the Mayo Clinic. Think face and neck. Also, think sunscreen.


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