Michael Douglas in a Fight For His Life! Opens Up To David Letterman About How He Plans to Beat Stage 4 Cancer

Wed, September 1, 2010 9:33am EDT by 9 Comments
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Beloved actor Michael Douglas is in for the fight of his life as he battles tage IV throat cancer, but he says he is ready to win.

The 65-year-old Oscar winner told People magazine that undergoing a routine of radiation and chemotherapy has been grueling. “It really knocks you out,” he admitted to the mag. Michael told David Letterman last night that he had started treatment for the Stage IV cancer, and said he believes with hard work he has an 80% chance of recovering.

The percentages are very good. I would hate to say, but right now, it looks like it should be 80 percent, and with certain hospitals and everything, it does improve,” Douglas said on the late night show.

His wife, actress Catherine Zeta Jones, 40, says that the hardest part has been watching her normally tireless husband lose his energy.

“The hardest part is seeing his fatigue, because Michael is never tired,” Zeta-Jones told People. She also said that it was Michael who told their children Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7, the difficult news about his cancer himself: “Daddy sat them down and told them he has cancer now.”

But, Zeta-Jones added, “”If there’s anything Michael has, it’s strength.”

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Twisted Waters

Posted at 5:55 PM on September 7, 2010  

Too bad his wife is such a self centered biatch that she won’t attend his chemo treatments. She already didn’t go to his first and went to the Bahamas instead! What a disgusting phoney to make a statement about the doctors, she should be phucking stoned!

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Irene

Posted at 4:19 PM on September 6, 2010  

Michael our prays goes out to you and your family hope you and your family will stay strong through this trying times, you have a lot of people that will be praying for you, God Bless you and your Family.

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Maplewood

Posted at 4:03 PM on September 4, 2010  

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Oh, and cancer. He has that too.

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Maplewood

Posted at 4:04 PM on September 4, 2010  

But, Zeta-Jones added, “”If there’s anything Michael has, it’s strength.”

Oh, and cancer. He has that too.

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Boo Hoo Hoo

Posted at 6:08 PM on September 7, 2010  

Michael’s wife is such a nasty phuckwad – inside knowledge. She has NO CLASS and should have kept her piehole shut about the doctors. Michael said himself that his smoking and drinking caused his cancer.

 
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Boo Hearne Carroll

Posted at 12:18 PM on September 1, 2010  

ANYONE but Michael Douglas! OK, Tom Hanks would have been hard, too, but my favorite actor for like over 30 years? I am stunned. I sincerely hope that he and his wife sue the doctors who told him there was nothing wrong with him. They should not be allowed to practice medicine! See, it happens to wealthy people, too. Michael and I are around the same age so I have watched him grow into the brilliant actor/director he has become over the years. I vividly remember the night of his wedding here in NYC and the incredible photos that came out a week or so later. I cannot imagine what his wife is going through right now with two small kids to take care of. Stage 4 is pretty bad. I am just praying he doesn’t lose his ability to speak as the months progress. I cried through the entire David Letterman Show segment. I am praying like crazy that this marvelous guy conquers it and comes back stronger than ever! Lord knows he has MILLIONS of fans all over the world! His poor dad. Must be breaking his heart. Prayers and much love go out to everyone in the Douglas family. Stay strong!

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angie young

Posted at 11:03 PM on September 3, 2010  

Michael you hang in there, A good friend of mind had throat cancer and went for radiation and chemo just like you. he is now 72 years old and is doing great. at times it does get hard to eat. so his wife and family and myself talk him into taking ensure plus he drank that everyday and at least 2 times a day. plus some home made ice cream shake with peanut butter for the protein. as protein is a very important thing for you right now..check that with your medical people and I beleive they will tell you the same..so take care and god bless you.

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Mimi

Posted at 5:19 PM on September 7, 2010  

zeta was vacationing with the kids during his first cancer treatments. who the hell is she kidding with her fake concern. she is taking out a bigger life insurance policy right now!.

 
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Aaron is here

Posted at 6:06 PM on September 7, 2010  

Ms. Broadway thinks her hole doesn’t smell and berates the doctors! Well that’s life honey and other people die of cancer and get diagnosed late too.! It’s not the doctor’s fault nimrod! Maybe your moron husband is to blame. He shouldn’t haved smoked and drank for years and years.

 
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