Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Treated for Skin Cancer

By Michael Gioia
09 May 2014

Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, who will return to Broadway in the new Jez Butterworth play The River, has been treated for skin cancer for a second time, according to his Instagram account.



"Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!" Jackman, 45, wrote in the caption. Click here to view the picture on Jackman's Instagram.

He tweeted May 8, "Huge thanks to Dr. Arian and Dr. Born for operating on my nose until 10:20pm! ‪#SUNSCREEN"

According to People magazine, the actor was first treated for basel-cell carcinoma in November 2013. He then posted a photo online and said his wife Deborra-Lee Furness had encouraged him to get the "mark" checked.

Basel-cell carcinoma is the single most common form of cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, and almost three million cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. 

Jackman, who will host this year's Tony Awards June 8, is a Tony winner for The Boy From Oz and is a 2012 Special Tony recipient. He has also been seen on Broadway in A Steady Rain and Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.