Hugh jackman skin cancer

Hugh Jackman Reveals
He Has Skin Cancer in
Instagram Selfie

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Earlier this week, the Oxford Dictionary announced that “Selfie” beat out other buzz phrases to be named the word of the year.

And while some selfies make news—we’re looking at you, Kim Kardashian, most are posted in vain or in good fun… but Hugh Jackman is changing the selfie game—with a public service announcement.

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On Instagram, Hugh Jackman revealed on Instagram that he had a cancer scare—and was diagnosed with basil cell carcinoma.

He informed his followers that his wife, Deb, warned his about his skin and urged him to get checked—and it was unfortunate case of “I told you so.”

Hugh, however, decided to use his situation to warn his fans.

“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 check. And USE sunscreen!!!”