Hugh Jackman's advice to fans after being treated for skin cancer: 'Wear Sunscreen'

FP Staff

Feb 14, 2017 18:31:00 IST

Hugh Jackman wants his fans to know how important it is to wear screen.

The Wolverine star, 48, once again took to Instagram on Monday to share a post-op photo of himself after being treated for skin cancer on his nose.

'Another basal cell carcinoma,' he captioned the above photo. 'Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all’s well. Looks worse w the dressing on then off! WEARSUNSCREEN.'

The actor was first treated for basal-cell carinoma in November 2013. He posted a photo online, saying his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, had encouraged him to get the 'mark' checked.

This marks his fifth procedure on his nose.

The Australian actor has been previously treated for basal cell carcinoma at least four times. Last year, he posted a photo to his Facebook page with a similar image of a bandage over his nose. His treatment for basal cell carcinoma dates back to 2013.

Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN! A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on

The diagnosis hasn't slowed the actor down. Logan, the third installment in the X-Men franchise's Wolverine series is scheduled to open in movie theaters in March. He also stars as P.T. Barnum in the musical biopic The Greatest Showman on Earth, which is slated to open at the end of this year.

Updated Date: Feb 14, 2017 18:34:14 IST