Michael Douglas Beat Cancer

January 11th, 2011 // 35 Comments

Figured we’d start the day on a positive note. After months of looking like things could go south at any minute, Michael Douglas has not only beat throat cancer but is already working to regain his weight so he can return to acting. The Today Show reports:

“The odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, that I’ve got it beat,” Douglas said during an interview that will air Tuesday on TODAY. Douglas said that he still has to undergo monthly checks to be sure the cancer is gone, but he’s already quantifying how having the disease has changed him.
“It’s put a timeline on my life,” Douglas said. “I’m 66 now. You know, I’m fortunate I’ve got a mother who’s 88. She’ll kill me. She may be 87. My father’s 94. So, you know, I feel good about those genes. But it’s definitely a third act. And so you’re a little more conscious of your time in how you choose to spend it.”
As for how he’s spending his time now, Douglas is beginning to get back to a normal life. “I’m eating like a pig … I lost about 32 pounds. And I’ve put about 12 back.”

Someone explain how being “conscious of your time” involves Catherine Zeta-Jones wearing clothes in this photo from last night? That just seems contradictory to me, but I guess some people never truly learn how to live. *spends 20 minutes picking cereal pieces out of bowl of Lucky Charms* Congratulations though.

Photos: Splash News


  1. justme

    Like I always said, sex with Catherine Zeta Jones cures cancer.

  2. BigDaddy

    Must be great to be rich.My family and I go everyday trying not to worry, because I can’t get treatment for my liver due to how much it cost. Maybe when I need the transplant medicare will be there.Anyway good luck to anyone going through what we are.

  3. jumpin_j

    Photos don’t exactly say “We beat cancer, we’re going to Disneyworld”, does it?

  4. Looks like Catherine’s taking the news well.

    • Reggie Rhino

      If by that you mean, “Looks like Catherine is running as fast as she can in hopes the old guy following her will get tired and fall down on the sidewalk so she can escape!” Then, yes she looks like she is taking the news of a cure, very well.

  5. Fatty2X4

    Is this like when President Bush declared we won the Iraq war in 2003?
    “Is this like when”, there’s some grammar right there.
    I’m ridiculing myself now, trying to beat everyone else to the puch.

  6. Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Oh great. Even MORE shriveled. Just fuckin’ die already and give me that giant pile of money.

  7. Lady Blah Blah

    Didn’t beat a rapid onset of old age though.

  8. Realist

    So this guy is the son of a famous actor. He is very very old married to a lovely woman young enough to be his granddaughter. Why does he think he is going to gain his weight back and why does he feel the need to return to acting? Aren’t there enough young aspiring talented humans out there that we don’t need an ancient man covered in makeup to portray some idiot on the Big Screen?
    I am happy he is healthy. Just retire and relax old timer, your glory days are gone.
    Grow up.

    • Alexis

      Realist, you are so foolish and contradictory. First you tell Michael Douglas he’s ancient, then you tell him to ‘grow up’? HUH?
      I think maybe you’re jealous. Go get an education, sweetheart and while you’re at it, try out a gym membership. Your extra weight from all those twinkies, is poisoning your brain.

      And I have news for you…Michael Douglas doesn’t read your posts. He doesn’t care about you or what you think either. Sucks to be you, eh?

  9. j-sin

    Tough son of a bitch. Good for him. Anyone ever notice rich people always beat cancer?

    • Elizabeth Edwards

      they do?

    • Lady Blah Blah

      Dennis Hopper, Farrah Fawcett, Elizabeth Edwards, Steve Landesberg, Pete Postlethwaite, Dixie Carter, George Harrison, Ed Bradley, Tony Snow… All were “well-off” if not rich, none beat cancer…

      • sunshine

        Having just finished treatment for breast cancer, I can tell you, this is nothing to laugh or get pissy over because he’s got more money than all of us put together. Drs. tell me if I can stay cancer free for 5 years that I’ll have an 80% chance of no recurrence. I’m sure he’s been told what his chances are too. Cancer is scary shit, people. God bless you BigDaddy.

      • Lady Blah Blah

        I hope you have no recurrence, sunshine. I know a woman who had breast cancer about 15 years ago, no recurrence. God bless you, sunshine!

      • sunshine

        Lady Blah Blah, thanks Darlin’. I’m planning on getting all wrinkled up before I climb in my box and doing my level best to make sure that happens.

    • Alexis

      I guess that’s why Farrah Fawcett is dead eh? Go back to school. You’ll never have a job in celebrity journalism.

  10. cancer

    Oh, you may have won this time, Michael Douglas, but wait til my buddy shingles comes for you! Bwaahh haa haa haa!

  11. The Truth Is

    Insert comment about Catherine’s transparent loyalty .

  12. The Truth Is

    Insert comment about Catherine’s transparent loyalty here–>

  13. No, he didn’t “beat it”, unfortunately.. he just has enough money to live a little while longer..

  14. GravyLeg

    Well, I am sure Catherine will suckle him back to health just like she did with Grendel.

  15. Bags Cathy Zeta, beats cancer, Mike is going for the “Hell Ya!” trifecta.

  16. He should hang out with Charlie Sheen to get that “Hell Yea!” Trifecta!!!!!

    Good for him for doing what he needed to do to beat cancer. I have a read a few posts saying it was easy for him to beat cancer because of his money. He could pay for treatment. Shame that in the nation with the worlds largest economy, the best doctors, and the most incredibly advanced technologies people have to suffer through major illness and die just because of their financial status. Yet people STILL fight universal health care like it’s the plague.

  17. Michael Douglas
    Commented on this photo:

    Awesome news! God bless.

  18. Evil

    Why am I disappointed, what’s wrong with me?

  19. dk

    Michael Douglas beats cancer and he’s a fighter.
    Chris Brown beats Rihanna and he’s a criminal.

    Hollywood is so racist.

  20. “That which doesn’t kill you just delays the inevitable.”

  21. Douglas you prick bastard you couldn’t have announced this is December? Now i done wasted a deadpool entry on you that could have gone to charlie sheen.

  22. Alexis

    People on here are sick. What goes around comes around. All you folks who wish he still had cancer and have evil in your hearts…one day, you’ll eat your words.

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