Hugh Jackman shares skin cancer removal selfie so you wear sunscreen



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By Johnny Lieu2017-02-15 01:56:22 UTC

Logan wants you to wear sunscreen, kids.

Australian actor, Hugh Jackman, shared a photo of himself with a bandage on his nose on Facebook Tuesday, covering a non-melanoma cancer which he just had removed. It's the sixth time he's had to undergo treatment.

"Another basal cell carcinoma," Jackman wrote on Twitter. "Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well. Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear! #wearsunscreen"

It's not the first time Jackman's gone under the knife for skin cancer-related reasons, though.

The post comes just over a year after Jackman shared a selfie wherein he sported a bandage on his nose, where also had a basal cell carcinoma. 

Jackman was first diagnosed with the skin cancer back in 2013, after his wife Deborra-Lee Furness

. He spoke to People about the ongoing issue in 2015.

"It’s always a bit of a shock just hearing the word 'cancer,'" Jackman told the magazine. "Being an Australian, it’s a very common thing. I never wore sunscreen growing up so I was a prime candidate for it."

Basal cell carcinoma is a non-melanoma skin cancer, and is fortunately not life-threatening. 

Still, always remember to put on that sunscreen, y'all.

Topics: Australia, Movies, hugh jackman, logan, skin cancer, sunscreen, Watercooler


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