'Wall Street' star expected to make full recovery
Published 18/08/2010 | 05:00
DOCTORS are confident that actor Michael Douglas's prospects are good despite the discovery of a throat tumour.
It emerged yesterday that the actor is to undergo radiation and chemotherapy.
He will have eight weeks of treatment and is expected to make a full recovery, a spokesman for the Oscar-winning actor said.
The star, who has reportedly smoked in the past, is married to Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (40), and the pair celebrated their 10th anniversary earlier this year.
The discovery of a tumour was the latest blow in a tough year for the 'Wall Street' star.
In April he attended court in New York to see Cameron Douglas (31), his son from a previous marriage, jailed for five years for drug offences.
On that occasion, Douglas (65) made an impassioned plea on behalf of his son.
Speaking in June he said: "I've had a rough year on the personal front."
He is now said to be spending as much time as possible with his wife and their two children, Dylan (10) and Carys (seven).
In a statement, Douglas said: "I am very optimistic." And in a recent interview he added: "My priorities have completely changed. My marriage and my family come before my career."
Douglas, son of Hollywood star Kirk, has appeared in numerous films but perhaps his most famous role was as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 hit 'Wall Street'.
The sequel, 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' is due for release at the end of September.