Hugh Jackman Healthy After Skin Cancer Scare: 'I'm All Good'

Hugh Jackman says he’s feeling healthy after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous growth in the skin on his nose.

“I’m all good! It’s all out,” the actor told Access Hollywood at the David Lynch Foundation Presents: Change Begins Within Benefit Gala in New York City on Tuesday. “Thank you to my beautiful wife who said, ‘Come on, go and get it checked.’

“It was just a red dot on my nose and I was like, maybe I injured it in a fight sequence or something, and lo and behold it wasn’t – It was a basal cell carcinoma,” he continued. “I’m an Aussie, we have to get checked but everyone should get checked. Particularly if you’re my age. If you’re 21 or older, you just go and get checked. It’s simple.”

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Fortunately, the “Wolverine” star has a brief lull in filming, so his nose has time to heal.

“I’m unemployed, so we’re all good,” he joked.

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