Actor Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer on nose

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —
“The Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman revealed he has 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.

45-year-old Oscar-nominated Jackman says he had a basal cell carcinoma, a
common form of skin cancer that is rarely fatal. He didn't say when he
was treated.

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

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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