Celebrity Hugh Jackman Treated for Skin Cancer The Wolverine star had a basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose, he shares By Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 21, 2013 02:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy Hugh Jackman Why is Hugh Jackman sporting a bandage on his face? The Wolverine star posted a photo on Instagram Thursday, explaining to fans that he recently had skin cancer removed from his nose. No stranger to gushing about his wife, Jackman revealed it was Deborra-Lee Furness who encouraged him to get the “mark” checked. “Boy, was she right! I had [basal] cell carcinoma,” Jackman, 45, writes. “Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!” According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, an estimated 2.8 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the United States each year, and it is the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. Treatment options include removing the tumor, radiation and topical medicine, among others.