Actor Hugh Jackman likes to be outside and is always photographed walking (or scootering!) his children to school or taking dog Dali out in NYC.
But Hugh’s time spent in the great outdoors gave the actor some trouble this week. The “Les Miserables” actor revealed on Instagram that he was treated for basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer which is attributed to long-term exposure to radiation from the sun, according to the Mayo Clinic.
“Deb [wife Deborra-Lee Furness] said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy was she right!” wrote the Golden Globe winner. “I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”
A photo of the star taken on Nov. 13 at the Broadway production of “Big Fish” clearly shows a small blemish on the actor’s nose. And although basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads, if left untreated it can cause disfigurement.
Luckily, Hugh has been taking it easy recently. He told the Daily Mail in July that he was taking a year off to spend time with his family after filming four movies in a row. We certainly hope that the actor takes his own advice and begins wearing sunscreen!