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Actor Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer on nose

Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of

Hugh Jackman arrives at the premiere of "Prisoners" on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Elgin Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - "The Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman has revealed he has been treated for skin cancer and shared a selfie showing his bandaged nose.

The photo caption on Instagram started: "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!"

He was referring to his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.

The 45-year-old Oscar-nominated Jackman said he had a basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that is rarely fatal. The notes he posted early Friday didn't say when his medical treatment took place.

Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world, and two in three Australians will be diagnosed before age 70.

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