Michael Douglas is confident he will survive, but he didn’t whitewash his condition with his children – he’s been upfront since his throat cancer diagnosis. He didn’t want Dylan, 10, or Carys ,7, to hear frightening things at school or from strangers about daddy’s health. And he’s keeping the kids involved in his treatment – Michael brought them to the hospital to watch him get zapped with radiation. Now if he’s “tired,” they understand. He’s lost weight, but Michael remains upbeat – he says his tumor is responding well to treatment. He’ll have to plump up for his upcoming role as Liberace – due to film next year with Matt Damon as his lover.


Posted by Janet on September 14, 2010

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  1. By Indy
    On September 14, 2010 at

    I truly hope he beats this thing. But when you smoke, drink, cheat for decades, it all catches up to you sooner or later.

  2. By Bettye Bluejay
    On September 14, 2010 at

    Indy, when you get sick, do you attribute your ill health to your sins?

  3. By Indy
    On September 14, 2010 at

    ^^^No, I attribute it to ‘just things happening in life’.

  4. By Indy
    On September 14, 2010 at

    To elaborate: My cousin was the kindest most generous person alive, but he smoked from age 14 to about 45, about 2 1/2 packs a day. He died at age 47 of severe enphysema with an oxygen tank carried everywhere. Consequences of bad choices when young.

  5. By SebastianCanada
    On September 14, 2010 at

    Indy, I am surprised you did not say that his illness was the result of his doing a gay movie. Come on, your last post was far from honest.

  6. By captain america
    On September 14, 2010 at

    ………….let’s not forget his age, folks.

  7. By right
    On September 14, 2010 at

    idk. He can say the tumor is responding well. He looks bad. Like in the early stages when Hopper began to go.

  8. By petunia
    On September 15, 2010 at

    Smoking and drinking too much can wrek your health in the long term and make you more likly to get serious illnesses.

    I didn’t know he was going to play Liberace. I can see him doing an excellent job with it. I hope he regains his health so he can do it.

  9. By Indy
    On September 15, 2010 at

    Sebastian, I did not make up a story about my cousin, and care not who believes it.

    Michael made the statement on E.T and one of the late night shows that he did this to himself by smoking and drinking for years, (Leno, I think)

    Regarding the gay movie: I can’t stop laughing at the thought of him playing Liberace and french kissing Matt Damon. Seriously, Is this a comedy.

  10. By Kait
    On September 15, 2010 at

    Your personal lives are fascinating, but let’s focus on Michael Douglas. He’s had a full life with a few flaws here and there. Just like all of us. I wish him well.

  11. By strom
    On September 15, 2010 at

    He has the cancer look but hopefully he will pull through.

  12. By SebastianCanada
    On September 15, 2010 at

    Indy, sorry, I am not disputing the fact RE your cousin. My comment was regarding your denial that YOUR first comment was more about your fundamentalist views – that Douglas deserved to get sick because he was “immoral”.

  13. By No fats
    On September 15, 2010 at

    He looks like her father. Disgusting!

  14. By Reta
    On September 15, 2010 at

    Talk about mis-casting! HIM as Liberace??? NO way! Not even close! I don’t care what they do to him, it won’t work! And Matt Damon, no way either. I remember the lover Liberace had, and he didn’t look anything LIKE Damon. What’s wrong with the casting agents today, have they given up trying alltogether?

  15. By Reta
    On September 16, 2010 at

    It was Dave Letterman’s show where Douglas first talked about it and he was thin and already a bit frail looking. You could tell when he first walked out and across the stage that he was weaker than usual and his clothes looked borrowed and large on him, so he’s already lost weight and he wasn’t heavy to begin with. His hair looks much thinner already too. He DID say he brought it on himself with years of smoking and drinking. The cancer is at the base of his tongue, a very bad place, and it wasn’t caught in the early stages. I don’t know what they do for someone under those circumstances, if the chemo and radiation doesn’t get it. But he did say that so far, it hadn’t seemed to spread. Hope not for his very young children’s sake. Reminds me again why having children at a later stage in life is not always a good idea, and really, selfish. When you start to fall apart, you put your young children thru hell, then leave them without you. Bogie’s young son comes to mind. He wrote a very well written book about his father that really brought it home, losing a parent at a young age like that. Very sad.

  16. By Lenny
    On September 16, 2010 at

    As you recall this is the same thing that got Sammy Davis Jr. They didn’t caught it and he smoked like chimney and drank like a fish. This does not look good for Michael.

  17. By Natalie
    On September 16, 2010 at

    Very sad news for Michael Douglas. I agree with the poster who said he should not be playing the role of Liberace. Catherine Zeta Jones looks a little tired in this photo. She’s drop-dead gorgeous, so I have to assume the cancer treatments and stress of the disease are getting to her, too. Old men have no business fathering children and young women should pick men their own age. It’s so unfair to the children.

  18. By Reta
    On September 16, 2010 at

    I understand she fell in love with “him” and he her, you’ can’t help who you fall in love with, and of course, she being a young woman with no children when they married, would WANT to have her own kids, it’s just sad that she picked a man who had lived life so fully and detrimentally to his health to father them. The children pay in the end for his drinks and smoking for all those years. Seems like his first son Cameron, who is in jail right now for selling drugs and being a druggie, isn’t the only casualty of his fathers lifestyle choices.

  19. By strom
    On September 16, 2010 at

    You wonder if she was son dumb not to know the camera was shooting up her skirt!

  20. By Quit now!
    On September 17, 2010 at

    Smoking is really the worst thing on planet earth for the body. I don’t know of anyone who smokes and walks away without health problems. I know a few functioning alkies who are fine, but not smokers. They all hack, can’t walk up stairs without gasping for air or have some kind of cancer. It should be illegal. If you drink in moderations you’ll be fine.

  21. By strom
    On September 17, 2010 at

    A much more interesting story on Shannon Sharpe:


    One more black star who dissed his own kind and headed for the white side of the tracks!

  22. By Lenny
    On September 17, 2010 at

    Thanks strom for the racial update. What would we all do if you didn’t remind us often that there are other races and you kinda don’t really care for them.

  23. By Casonia Sade Logenberry Hells kitchen is so hateful this year and pressure and swearing at other people like Scott or Andy who are lead Chef and part of Chef Gordon Ramsay is a No No and sooner or later you got to go...
    On August 8, 2011 at

    I felt bad for him and wanted him to get better and know it happened and I Feel good about him getting Healthy again and yes his father and family and friends felt the worst and know this man from the bottom of there heart and must had hurt them all to see there father and husband sick as a Dog and thank god that he had his whole family their holding his hand and looking him in the eyes and telling of the love they feel for him.. Cancer is real tricky and with children you have to address with kid gloves and of course what A thoughtful and kind strong father Michael Douglas is and Hope he is doing well and feeling well.

  24. By Casonia Sade Logenberry Hells kitchen is so hateful this year and pressure and swearing at other people like Scott or Andy who are lead Chef and part of Chef Gordon Ramsay is a No No and sooner or later you got to go...
    On August 8, 2011 at

    My mother really loved Michael Douglas and She had cancer and did not live throw it and in 1981 was really different from 2011 and thank god for all the research and better ways to help people throw this and how to treatment has improve and made it so that people can live throw this and that is a blessing and..My mother Beatrice Eugena Smith Died from what he has and He lived throw it and that is major cool and My mother has always loved you as an actor and I just wanted to say your name and hers together.

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    On September 12, 2011 at

    What a strong man and honest about everything in his life and has a beautiful wife who gave him two more children and having some one to love and having some one stand by your side is so positive and Healthy.

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