(CelebNMusic247-News) Michael Douglas Lied About Throat Cancer
In August of 2010 Michael Douglas shocked the world announcing that he has stage four throat cancer and the blamed it was because or genital warts.
Here’s the drop:
“This was right before I had a big tour for Wall Street, so we said, ‘There’s no way we can cancel the tour and say we don’t feel well.”
“I said, ‘You’ve just got to come out and just tell them I’ve got cancer and that’s it.'”
His doctor, who’d found a walnut-size tumor at the base of Douglas’s tongue, warned the actor that he might not want to reveal that he had a disease with such a negative prognosis on the eve of a massive press tour.
The Last Vegas star reveals, that the doctor told him that if they had to do surgery for tongue cancer, “it’s not going to be pretty.”
Douglas faced losing part of his jaw and tongue so “The surgeon said, ‘Let’s just say it’s throat cancer.'”
Rather than having to discuss possible facial disfigurement with scores of reporters on the press tour, they decided to disguise the truth.
Douglas, who’s currently separated from wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment and was declared tumor-free in January 2011.
You can see him in his upcoming film Last Vegas which opens in November.