Hugh Jackman reveals cancer treatment

Hugh Jackman, pictured on Nov. 3, 2013. Getty Images

TORONTO — Actor Hugh Jackman revealed Thursday he was treated for skin cancer.

“Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked,” Jackman wrote, referring to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, in an Instagram post showing a bandage on his nose.

“Boy she was right!”

Jackman, 45, explained he was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma.

It is the most common form of skin cancer and typically appears as an open sore or red patch

“Please don’t be foolish like me,” he urged his fans. “Get yourself checked! And USE sunscreen!!!”

Jackman is a native of Australia, which has one of the worst skin cancer rates in the world. According to SunSmart, two-thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.


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