Hugh Jackman Treated for Basal Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer

February 14, 2016 Updated: February 14, 2016

Hugh Jackman, the “Wolverine” actor, revealed recently that he underwent treatment for skin cancer, posting a photo of his bandaged nose on Facebook and Instagram.

Jackman warned fans of the dangers of not wearing sunscreen.

“An example of what happens when you don’t use sunscreen,” he wrote. “Basal cell. The mildest form of cancer. PLEASE WEAR SUNSCREEN and get check ups regularly!”

Fans were understandably worried.

Jackman has been treated for skin cancer in the past, and he has urged his fans to wear sunscreen in the past.

The 47-year-old actor has been treated three times in the past, according to CNN. Each time he has been treated for basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer.

About 80 percent of the 3.3 million Americans diagnosed with skin cancer each year have basal cell carcinoma. It usually isn’t fatal, according to the American Cancer Society.

In 2014, Jackman posted a similar image with the caption: “Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”

 

Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!

A photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on

 

(H/T – SFGlobe.com)