Cancer, Schmancer! Michael Douglas Walks His Daughter, Carys, To School Before Heading To Chemotherapy

Mon, September 13, 2010 3:16pm EDT by Add first Comment

The Wall Street star, who is battling throat cancer, isn’t letting his illness stop him from enjoying the little things in life, like taking a morning stroll with his daughter.

Michael Douglas, who was diagnosed with cancer in early August, has already started aggressive medical treatment, but he’s not letting it slow him down. The 65-year-old was spotted walking his daughter Carys, 7, to school in NYC today (Sept. 13) before heading to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. “It’s a fight,” the Oscar-winner says of the chemo and radiation, “It really knocks you out.”

While his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40, says the hardest part is seeing her husband slowing down, “because Michael is never tired,” the actor admits he’s “just taking it a day at a time and trying to do my homework with the program and rest.”

When Michael learned his diagnosis, he sat down with Carys and her big brother Dylan, 10, and told them the news himself. Since then, the pair have accompanied their dad to his treatment sessions. “They liked seeing all the Star Wars stuff about it,” Michael admits. “I think it relieved them of the fear of the unknown.”

–Kathy Campbell