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Hugh Jackman has second skin cancer operation, urges fans to use sunscreen

May 9, 2014 at 9:04 AM ET

For the second time in six months, Hugh Jackman has had skin cancer removed, and once again the "X-Men" star is urging his fans to take action to protect themselves.

"Another Basel Cell Carsinoma (sic)," Jackman told his Instagram followers Thursday as he posted a photo of himself with a bandage on his nose. "All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!"

In a later tweet, the actor said his doctors worked into the night to treat him.

In November, the 45-year-old revealed his first brush with basal cell carcinoma, which affected the same area and required similar treatment. He explained then that it was his wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness, who pushed him to get help.

"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!" he wrote when posting a photo to Instagram at the time. "Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

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The Aussie actor, one-time Sexiest Man Alive, has made his mark in theater and film with a wide array of roles.

Fans will soon get a chance to see more of a bandage-free Jackman when "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hits theaters May 23, and when he hosts the 68th Annual Tony Awards June 8. The Tony Awards will air at 8 p.m. on CBS.


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