Hugh Jackman treated for more skin cancer

Hugh Jackman attends the U.K. premiere of "Noah" on March 31, 2014, in London. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

"The Wolverine" actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that he's received skin cancer treatment again.

The 45-year-old Australian entertainer previously announced in November that he had been treated for basal cell carincoma, a cancer that is curable if detected early. At the time, he urged his fans to wear sunscreen and "not to be foolish like me."

On Thursday, Jackman took to Instagram to share a photo of himself sporting a bandage on his nose. He said that the cancer was "all out now":




Jackman is known for having a diverse career as a high-profile Hollywood actor and on Broadway as a singer and dancer. He won the 2004 best actor in a musical Tony Award for his portrayal of gay songwriter Peter Allen in "The Boy from Oz."

He was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his performance as Jean Val Jean in 2012's "Les Miserables." During a "60 Minutes" interview with Scott Pelley, Jackman described playing the character as the role of a lifetime.

The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" actor made an appearance on the New York red carpet Monday night at the Met Gala, where he was accompanied by his wife of 18 years, Deborra-Lee Furness. The couple have two children together: Oscar, 14, and Ava Eliot, 9.

Jackman is set to host the 2014 Tony Awards, airing Sunday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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