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Thursday 27 April 2017

Zeta Jones talks of Douglas cancer

Catherine Zeta Jones at the Welcome to Wales concert at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff
Catherine Zeta Jones at the Welcome to Wales concert at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff

Catherine Zeta Jones struggled to keep her emotions in check as she talked about husband Michael Douglas' battle with cancer at a special Ryder Cup concert in Wales.

And the Swansea-born Oscar winner received a special royal message for the Hollywood star from the Prince of Wales after she told him Michael was responding well to treatment for throat cancer.

Catherine, 41, gave Prince Charles an insight into her anguish for her husband as she greeted thousands of fans at the start of a gala Ryder Cup launch gig at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Before taking to the stage she spoke to the Prince and almost broke down talking of her pride in her husband's continued battle with cancer. She also revealed that he was responding "very very well" to his treatment.

Charles attended the gala concert after spending the day touring the Celtic Manor Resort venue, Newport, which is hosting the tournament.

Catherine chatted with Charles as he met the all-star line up, including Dame Shirley Bassey and Katherine Jenkins, before the concert.

She wowed the audience, appearing in a stunning scarlet gown, but told the Prince she would immediately be re-crossing the Atlantic to be with her husband.

Golf-mad Michael, 66, had planned to attend the Ryder Cup with his wife, but he was forced to remain in America as he continues to receive treatment for a tumour.

Catherine honoured her commitment to the event with an appearance which helped sprinkle a little Hollywood stardust on proceedings.

The Prince asked after her husband and chatted with the actress at some length before she faced an audience of up to 13,000. "Well, wish him all my best. Positive thoughts," Charles said in parting.

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