Hugh Jackman Gets Licked [PHOTOS]

At least it was a furry friend and not some crazed fan.

Hugh Jackman was photographed after his workout, today in New York City. Upon leaving the gym, he pets a dog and gets licked by the little pup.

No word on how Hugh Jackman feels about the fact that director Darren Aronofsky has dropped out of his Wolverine film.

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In a statement issued by the studio, Aronofsky said:

“It became clear that the production of The Wolverine would keep me out of the country for almost a year. I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won’t be able to see the project through,” continued Aronofsky, “as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again.”

Do you think that was the real reason for his departure, or was this just a convenient excuse? Share your thoughts in the comments.