Hugh Jackman Skin Cancer: Actor Has Another Spot Removed From Nose

Friday, 09 May 2014 04:19 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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Actor Hugh Jackman had a second skin cancer removed this week, and he reminded fans to wear sunscreen when he posted an Instagram picture of himself with a bandaged nose.

“Another Basel Cell Carsinoma [sic]. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!” the popular “Wolverine” star wrote on his account.

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Jackman previously had a skin cancer removed, posting a picture in November 2013, also sporting a bandaged nose, with the caption, “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”

Deb referred to his wife, Deborra Lee-Furnace.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common kind of skin cancer, with almost 3 million cases in the United States every year. The American Cancer Society said basal and squamous cell skin cancers are most often found in areas exposed to the sun.

Jackman also tweeted a thanks to his doctors for operating on his nose until 10:20 p.m.



The busy actor probably has to squeeze in time for appointments. First Showing reported that Jackman may working on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” scheduled to be out in May 2016, and shooting “The Wolverine 2” at the same time. The actor also is also training for the new Peter Pan movie, “Pan.”

In January, Jackman also announced he would play in “The River” on Broadway at the end of 2014. The Tony Award-winning actor will play for the show’s 13-week engagement.

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