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Michael Douglas’ rep slams claims actor has only three months to live


The National Enquirer recently hit the stands with a shocking picture of Michael Douglas looking frail and gaunt, suggesting that the cancer-stricken actor ‘s health has taken a turn for the worse and that he only has three months to live.

Now Allen Burry, a representative for the actor, has spoken out against this and similar reports, telling the speculation is “really disgusting”. Burns went on to say that Douglas is far from dying, and Douglas himself has said that he “will kick this thing”.

The Wall Street actor was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer during the summer and recently completed a gruelling eight-week course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy on a tumor in his throat.

One of the side effects of the aggressive treatment is that the Hollywood veteran has lost his sense of taste. But he clearly hasn’t lost his sense of spirit, saying that he can’t wait to enjoy a good glass of his favorite alcoholic tipple when he beats his cancer: “A lot of my energy has gone and I have increased soreness in my mouth. But overall I feel good. And I’m rather looking forward to enjoying a good glass of wine when I get my taste buds back again.”

Michael, who has said he does not want sympathy, has been defying the ravages of cancer, continuing to walk his 7-year-old daughter Carys to school and visiting his son Cameron, 31, who has been sentenced to five years in jail for drug charges.

Find out more about throat cancer. Celebrities who have battled throat cancer include George Harrison of the Beatles.

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