'Another basal cell carcinoma': Hugh Jackman has sixth skin cancer removed

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has had his sixth skin cancer removed.

The X-Men star posted a photograph on Instagram, showing him with a plaster across his nose.

He told his 9.7 million followers: “Another basal cell carcinoma.

“Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well.

“Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear!”

Hugh, 48, warned people to protect themselves from the sun, adding the hashtag “#wearsunscreen”.

The father-of-two had his first skin cancer removed in 2013 after his actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness suggested he should get a mole on his nose checked.

Hugh Jackman (Ian West/PA)

He wrote on social media at the time: “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!

“I had a Basal Cell Carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”

The star’s fifth skin cancer was removed in February last year.


More in this Section

Michael Buble: It's very dangerous to get that outraged over Christmas songs

Kim Kardashian West defends Kanye after Drake rant

Kendall Jenner ‘world’s highest-paid model’

Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies aged 81


Lifestyle

Derval O'Rourke's tips on how to be healthy at Christmas

How to cook the traditional festive feast this Christmas

Vintage View: The world’s most iconic and influential mouse

Wish List: Classy place-setting to cute snowmen to get through the shortest days

More From The Irish Examiner