It was confirmed today by his spokesperson that Michael Douglas, 65, will be undergoing eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy to treat the tumor* doctors discovered in the actor’s throat.
Douglas is expected to make a full recovery, and said in a statement that he is “very optimistic.”
The sympathetic human in me says “Aww, that’s too bad. I hope he’s ok,” but the gossip blogger in me says “Publicity stunt!” He does have a movie coming out next month, ya know.
Michael Douglas will next be seen on the big screen starting September 24th, in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, co-starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, and yes, Charlie Sheen.
Fun facts about Michael Douglas:
On March 30, 1977, Douglas married Diandra Luker, who is 14 years his junior. They had one child, Cameron; who was born on December 13, 1978 and is currently behind bars for five years on drug charges.
Michael Douglas was in a severe skiing accident in 1980; he put his acting career on hold for three years after.
In September 1992, the same year Basic Instinct came out, Douglas sought treatment for alcoholism.
Diandra divorced Michael in 2000, after 23 years of marriage.
On November 18, 2000 Douglas married Catherine Zeta-Jones, a whopping 25 years his junior. They have two children – Dylan Michael, born August 8, 2000 (before they were married), and Carys Zeta, born April 20, 2003.