Hugh Jackman Reveals He Had Skin Cancer

PHOTO: Actor Hugh Jackman posted this photo on his Instagram account on Nov. 21, 2013 with the caption, "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma."

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 today 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!!!"

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

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

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