Hugh Jackman urges sunscreen use after cancer removed
Actor Hugh Jackman arrives for the premiere event of his new film ‘The Wolverine’ in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP / Lee Jin-man)
Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8:42AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:08AM EST
Australian movie star Hugh Jackman has again undergone treatment for skin cancer, urging people Tuesday to wear sunscreen and have regular check-ups.
The 47-year-old first had a basal cell carcinoma removed in 2013 after his wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him to get a mark on his nose checked.
He has been treated several times since.
"An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen," he tweeted, alongside a photo of himself with a plaster over his nose.
An example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen. Basal cell. Mildest form of cancer. USE SUNSCREEN PLEASE !! pic.twitter.com/phQsRS5QiI— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 8, 2016
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and often develops on parts of the body which have received high sun exposure such as the face, neck and shoulders.
Jackman, known for his roles in the "X-Men" blockbusters, grew up in Australia which has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world.