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Hugh Jackman shares pic after skin cancer removed from nose

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 8:51 PM EST, Thu November 21, 2013
The "Monday Night Countdown" crew sent love and well wishes on December 8 to ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, who has been battling cancer for the third time. The group joined hands during the broadcast while Suzy Kolber <a href='https://vine.co/v/Orp932pgPiU' target='_blank'>offered some tearful words</a>: "We want you to know we're sending you some extra strength and to keep fighting that fight." The "Monday Night Countdown" crew sent love and well wishes on December 8 to ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, who has been battling cancer for the third time. The group joined hands during the broadcast while Suzy Kolber offered some tearful words: "We want you to know we're sending you some extra strength and to keep fighting that fight."
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jackman's wife urged him to get his nose checked
  • "Boy, was she right!" Jackman says of cancerous growth
  • Message to fans: "Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Hugh Jackman revealed Thursday that he had a cancerous growth removed from his nose.

The actor posted a picture of his bandaged nose on his Instagram account with a message to fans:

"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!!!"

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Deb is Deborra-Lee Furness, his wife of 17 years.

Jackman, 45, didn't share any other details about the procedure.

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CNN's Abbey Goodman contributed to this report.

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