Michael Douglas admits he lied about his cancer

douglas It turns out Michael Douglas had tongue cancer, not throat cancer.

Speaking to Samuel L Jackson during the special Male Cancer Awareness Week edition of ITV talk show This Morning, Michael revealed that he had lied about the type of cancer he was battling to protect his career.

He explained: “This was right before I had to go on a big tour for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, so we kind of said there’s no way we can cancel the tour and say we don’t feel well. . You’ve got to tell them,” adding, “I said, ‘You’ve just got to come out and just tell them I’ve got cancer and that’s that.'”

michael-douglasHowever, his doctor advised him to cover up his true condition and say it was throat cancer. “But the surgeon said, ‘Let’s just say it’s throat cancer.’ I said ‘OK, you don’t want to say it’s tongue cancer?’ I said ‘Why’s that?’ and he said, ‘Well, if you really want to know why, if we do have to have surgery it’s not going to be pretty. You’ll lose part of you jaw and your tongue and all of that stuff.’ So I said, ‘OK sure'”, Douglas said.


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One response to “Michael Douglas admits he lied about his cancer”

  1. Richard says:

    Michael Douglas had to face a dreadful disease – cancer. Yes, he had to lie about it due to understandable reasons. However, this doesn’t diminish the complication of the illness. I hope he has combated it till the end and that it will never get back to him. Michael Douglas is a brilliant Hollywood actor and I would be happy to enjoy more of his works in future!