Sick Celebrities


Michael Douglas speaks about braving tumor and family support


Michael Douglas, who is battling throat cancer and undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy, is optimistic about his recovery. According to the Daily Mail , the actor who has made it half way through the treatment program recently admitted that besides his family‚Äôs support, “there’s not a lot anyone can do”. He added, ‘But it’s the world you [learn to] understand about cancer. You get to know cancer survivors, and the kind of support and outpouring I’ve been getting has just been amazing.”

The actor looks to his movie legend 93-year-old father Kirk, who has a pacemaker and has survived strokes, had knee replacement surgeries and been in a helicopter crash and knee replacement surgeries, as a source of inspiration. Michael Douglas quoted his father as once saying, “Always look good, kid, you never know when you might have cancer.”

As reported by X17 Online, his wife Catherine Zeta Jones has been backing him throughout the treatment. Speaking about his tumor, Catherine says, “Michael has always seen our family through life’s challenges with compassion and humour. This is no exception. Together we will get through this, and we will be better for it – because of him. He is our rock.”

In an interview the 65-year-old star told PEOPLE he has a lot of things to be grateful for and that he is feeling very hopeful right now. Holding onto this positive attitude, in combination with his treatment and all the support from his family and fans will hopefully help Michael to get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible.

Find out more about throat cancer. George Harrison from the Beatles is one celebrity who has battled with the disease.


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