Sunday, October 13, 2013

Michael Douglas Admits He Lied About Throat Cancsr

Michael Douglas is coming clean.
In an interview  with Samuel L. Jackson on the U.K. talk show "This Morning" the 69-year-old admitted  that the type of cancer  he battled  in 2010  was not stage four  throat cancer  ... he was actually diagnosis  with tongue cancer .

This was right before  I had to go on a big tour for "Wall  Street" so we kind of said , "There's no way  we can cancel  this tour  and say we don't feel well," he explained, "So you know I said , you've  just got to come out  and just tell them  I've got cancer and that's that .

Douglas  revealed his diagnosis  in August 2010 , but decided  to keep his tongue cancer  a secret  after his doctor , who'd found  a walnut-size tumor at the base  of his tongue  and revealed  the surgery  could impact his appearance  in a major way .

"The surgeon  said , lets just say it's throat cancer ," Douglas said , explaining  that the doctor  told him that  if they do the surgery  for tongue cancer  "It's not going  to be pretty" and that he faced losing part of his jaw  and tongue . So Douglas kept his secret  just in case he  had to go under the knife .

The actor is  currently  separated  from his wife .... Catherine Zeta-Jones  and underwent aggressive chemotherapy  and radiation treatment  and was declared tumor free in January 2011.

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