Australian star treated for common form of cancer
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.