Michael Douglas suffers throat tumor

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Oscar Award winning star Michael Douglas is suffering from a tumor in his throat and preparing to undergo cancer treatment by radiation and chemotherapy. Treatment of Michael Douglas is scheduled to eight weeks. 65-year-old, Douglas expects to make a full recovery. After treatment, Douglas will work hard on promoting his new Wall Street sequel film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which debuts in theaters later this year.

He told People magazine in a statement Monday he’s “very optimistic.” His publicist’s assistant, Eli Barach, confirmed his condition to The Associated Press. For Michael Douglas, this year has been rather a rough year due to his 31-year-old son, Cameron Douglas, was imprisoned earlier this year on charges of conspiring to sell crystal meth and herion.

Michael said in June, “I’ve had a rough year on the personal front,” and “It’s been pretty well publicised. “I’ve taken blame about being a bad father – if being a bad father is working your butt off trying to create a career at one time.” He added, “When I had Cameron I was early in my career and as opposed to most jobs, making movies takes you all around the world, so you were absentee in that sense.”

He said, “My priorities have completely changed. My marriage and my families come certainly before my career. I cherish the time with them. I’m picking a lot fewer projects now. It’s tough to get me out of the house.” “I’m so fortunate that I have Catherine, who is a great wife.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones is Douglas’ wife, and the couple has two children, Dylan Michael and Carys Zeta. The actor is outside the United States, publicist Allen Burry said Monday, declining to give his location or where he would be treated. Nearly a decade ago, Douglas with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones bought a house on the island of Bermuda. Zeta-Jones said, “they planned to raise their two children there.

According to MSNBC, “doctors found the tumor very recently and Michael Douglas’ prognosis is very good. A spokesperson for Douglas informed the press that this is in fact true, but wouldn’t make any further comments on the subject.”

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