Hugh Jackman said he has skin cancer.

On Instagram Thursday, the "Wolverine" star posted a picture of his bandage covered nose, according to Us Weekly.

Jackman said his wife of 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, became concerned by a mark on her husband's nose. He had it checked out by a doctor, who said it was cancerous.

Jackman, 45, wrote, "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

The website said Basal-cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer today. It rarely kills, but it can cause disfigurement or destruction to the skin and surrounding tissues, so it's considered malignant.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar, as the fierce fighting machine Wolverine.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar, as the fierce fighting machine Wolverine. (James Fisher/20th Century Fox)

The actor didn't give any other details about his condition, but it appears the carcinoma was removed.

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