Actor Hugh Jackman stepped out wearing a bandage across his nose this week, prompting many to speculate whether the star was again battling a bout of skin cancer.
And now, the Wolverine star, 46, has confirmed he was recently treated for his third basal cell carcinoma in 12 months.
Hugh publicly spoke about his first skin cancer scare in November 2013. He was treated for the disease for a second time in May 2014. On both occasions, the cancerous tissue was removed from his nose.
The actor’s rep confirmed the father-of-two is “all good” following his latest treatment.
The star took to his Instagram account on Monday, Oct. 27, to post a cover photo of Australian film director Baz Luhrmann‘s well-known spoken word song, “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen).” Hugh captioned the photo with a simple warning to his fans: “SUNSCREEN!”
“I’m realistic about the future and it’s more than likely that I’ll have at least one more but probably many more, which is not uncommon for an Aussie, particularly from English stock growing up in Australia where I don’t remember ever being told to put sunscreen on,” he told the Associated Press of his situation in May.
“But the beauty of this is it’s all preventable, it’s just about getting proper check-ups. I can be typical man, a little lazy, I couldn’t be bothered and now I’m not lazy at all,” he added.