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Hugh Jackman Says He’s Cancer-Free

The Australian actor got a second basal cell carcinoma removed two days before attending the premiere of his new movie

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Hugh Jackman said this weekend that he’s in good health, after revealing a recent skin cancer operation via an Instagram selfie.

The actor had a basal-cell carcinoma removed two days before attending the New York premiere of his new movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, on Saturday.

“Get checkups, wear sunscreen,” Jackman said by way of offering health tips, the Associated Press reports.

After the Australian actor was diagnosed with the same form of cancer last November, he told the Today show that basal-cell carcinoma is less severe than melanoma but noted that it “does grow, and there are complications the bigger it is.”

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with approximately two out of three Australians diagnosed before the age of 70, according to the country’s national health department.

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