Michael Douglas Beat Cancer

The Superficial | January 11, 2011 - 9:55 am

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