Hugh Jackman Reveals Skin Cancer Scare

Ruven Afanador

UPDATED: The actor announced via Instagram that he has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma.

Hugh Jackman has experienced a skin cancer scare, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

PHOTOS: Photos of Hugh Jackman: An Unconventional Superstar

The actor revealed Thursday that upon urging from his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, he recently had a facial mark checked for cancer cells, and was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer.

He appears to have had the mildly malignant tissues removed, and asks his fans to take precautionary measures.

"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!" he posted on Instagram along with a photo of his bandaged nose. "I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"

PHOTOS: They Stand with Angelina: 12 Courageous Celebrities Who Battled Breast Cancer

Check out Jackman's Instagram post below:

A rep for Jackman was not immediately available to comment.

Twitter: @cashleelee