Hugh Jackman gets skin cancer removed for sixth time

Hugh Jackman has had his sixth skin cancer removed.

The actor revealed the news on Instagram, posting a photo showing him wearing a nose plaster after the procedure.

The X-Men star, who has been vocal about the dangers of skin cancer in the past, urged fans to make sure they wear sunscreen while out and about.

He also praised his doctors for discovering the cancer following a routine check-up.



A photo posted by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on

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

Many of Hugh's 9.7 million followers sent their well wishes after his skin cancer removal.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia.

Hugh first had skin cancer removed back in 2013 and has kept his followers updated about subsequent procedures to raise awareness of the disease.

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