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Thursday
Nov212013

Hugh Jackman Reveals He Had Skin Cancer

ABC/Randy Holmes(WASHINGTON) -- Hugh Jackman just had skin cancer removed from his nose and wants others to make sure they get checked as well.

The X-Men star, 45, took to Instagram Thursday and posted a picture of him with his nose bandaged up, thanking his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. They've been married since 1996.

"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!" the actor posted. "I had a [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

Basal-cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer and can cause significant destruction and disfigurement.

Wolverine fans around the globe are just happy the Oscar-nominated actor listened to his wife and caught it early.

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