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

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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