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Hugh Jackman has 6th skin cancer removed

Press Association logoPress Association 13/02/2017 Julia Hunt

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has had his sixth skin cancer removed.

The X-Men star posted a photograph on Instagram, showing him with a plaster across his nose.

He told his 9.7 million followers: "Another basal cell carcinoma.

"Thanks to frequent body checks and amazing doctors, all is well.

"Looks worse with the dressing on than off. I swear!"

Jackman, 48, warned people to protect themselves from the sun, adding the hashtag "#wearsunscreen".

The father-of-two had his first skin cancer removed in 2013 after his actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness suggested he should get a mole on his nose checked.

He wrote on social media at the time: "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!

"I had a Basal Cell Carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

Jackman's fifth skin cancer was removed in February last year.

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