Jackman went to the doctor after his wife became concerned about a mark on his nose, according to a post on Instagram.
"Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma," Jackman posted on his Instagram account, along with a picture of his bandaged nose. "Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!
Basal-cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer and is rarely fatal, but can cause serious skin damage.
Jackman didn't provide any further details about his diagnosis.