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Jesse Tyler Ferguson reveals skin cancer scare

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is cracking jokes after undergoing a procedure to ward off a potentially deadly disease.

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has revealed he underwent a minor surgery after doctors found skin cancer on his face.

The 40 year old took to Instagram.com on Tuesday (08Dec15) to share the news, posting a photo of himself with a bandage and gauze on his cheek.

"Thank you to Dr. Bennett & his entire team for taking the cancer out of my face," Jesse wrote. "Good luck hiding the stitches tomorrow @modernfamily_makeuphair! #youwannaapieceofme #phantommask #spf75".

The actor did not reveal any further details of his diagnosis or the procedure.

Jesse has long been a supporter of charity organisation Stand Up to Cancer, since a number of his close friends and family have battle the disease, including co-star Sofia Vergara and his husband Justin Mikita.

"He was diagnosed when he was 13 and that's sort of an age when you don't really realize what's going on," Jesse previously explained to E! News. "He goes in once a year for his check-up to make sure he's still cancer free so he's always reminded of it."

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