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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
Hugh Jackman underwent procedures in November 2013 and May and October 2014 to have basal cell carcinoma removed. <a href='http://www.people.com/article/hugh-jackman-skin-cancer-treatment' target='_blank'>His rep told People</a> in October that the actor is "okay now." Hugh Jackman underwent procedures in November 2013 and May and October 2014 to have basal cell carcinoma removed. His rep told People in October that the actor is "okay now."
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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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