Hugh Jackman Gets Treated for Skin Cancer Again, Pleads With Fans to "Wear Sunscreen!"

Celebrity News May. 9, 2014 AT 10:10AM
Hugh Jackman is treated for skin cancer on his nose a second time Hugh Jackman is recovering from yet another skin cancer scare, he revealed Thursday, May 8 Credit: Courtesy of Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is getting real about health. The star is recovering from yet another skin cancer scare, he shared Thursday, May 8. The actor posted a selfie via Instagram of his bandaged nose, while pleading with fans to wear sunscreen.

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The X-Men: Days of Future Past star, 45, looking more ruggedly handsome than ever with a full beard, sported a large bandage covering the bridge of his nose. "Another Basal Cell Carcinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian," Jackman wrote. "PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!" he added to his followers. He later followed up via Twitter, thanking his doctors "for operating on my nose until 10:20pm! #SUNSCREEN."

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Basal-cell carcinoma is a common, malignant form of cancer that rarely kills, but can lead to disfigurement. The actor experienced his first skin cancer scare last November when his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, voiced concern for a mark on her husband's nose. "Please don't be foolish like me," Jackman pleaded with fans. "Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

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Before he underwent his most-recent surgical procedure, Jackman made a red carpet appearance at the Met Gala on Monday, May 5, with Furness. There, he looked handsome in an ivory Tom Ford suit jacket. Currently on his press tour for the latest X-Men movie, Jackman will eventually have time to recover—both physically and mentally—with meditation sessions.

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The actor told Us last fall that he and his wife bond with their kids, Ava and Oscar, by meditating at home. "We got used to a quiet time together in the house," Jackman explained. "Now they're sort of naturally getting into it. Meditation has changed our lives."

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