Aus­tralian star treated for com­mon form of can­cer

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PEOPLE -

CAN­BERRA: The Wolver­ine star Hugh Jack­man re­vealed he has been treated for skin can­cer and shared a selfie show­ing his ban­daged nose.

“Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!” he wrote on In­sta­gram, re­fer­ring to his wife, De­borra-Lee Fur­ness.

The 45-year-old Os­car-nom­i­nated Jack­man said he had a basal cell car­ci­noma, a com­mon form of skin can­cer that is rarely fatal.

The note he posted early yes­ter­day didn’t say when his med­i­cal treat­ment took place.

“Please don’t be fool­ish like me. Get your­self checked. And USE sun­screen!!!” he wrote.

Aus­tralia has the high­est skin can­cer rate in the world, and two in three Aus­tralians will be di­ag­nosed be­fore age 70, says the na­tional health depart­ment. – Sapa-AP

NOSE JOB: Hugh Jack­man was di­ag­nosed with skin can­cer.

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