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Hugh Jackman celebrates his birthday the right way — with carbs!

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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Hugh Jackman turned 48 on Wednesday, and he marked the occasion with one epic cheat day.

The "Wolverine" star didn't worry about his sculpted abs as kicked off the morning with a plate full of pastries.

The actor explained in a tweet that those chocolate-drizzled croissants and jelly-filled donuts were a fine way to start the day, because "birthday breakfast calories don't count!!!! I read that somewhere so ... it's definitely true!"

We can't argue with that logic — nor do we want to. We do, however, wish we could have joined in on his birthday carb binge, because it didn't end there!

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Later in the day, Jackman posted a photo of a tempting-looking buttercream and raspberry-covered birthday cake.

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And while not as delicious, an online greeting from pal Zac Efron was just as sweet.

"CLAWS OUT in celebration for the birthday of the one and only...the legendary @thehughjackman," Efron wrote alongside a photo of himself in a Wolverine-worthy pose.

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