Michael Douglas will undergo treatment after doctors discovered a cancerous tumour in his throat. Eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatment will now begin, with the actor - best known for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in the ACADEMY AWARD winning Wall Street - expected to make a full recovery. Douglas, now 65, said in a statement to the People.com website that he was "very optimistic" about the outcome.
Douglas is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the couple have two children, as well as Michael's son Cameron Douglas from a previous marriage. Cameron was jailed for five years in April 2010 for a series of drug offences that included heroin possession.
The son of Hollywood giant Kirk Douglas, Michael's career highlights include the aforementioned Wall Street, Romancing the Stone, and Basic Instinct - he also won a Best Film OSCAR for the 1975 hit film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, a film he produced. Douglas is set to appear in Steven Soderbergh's action thriller Haywire next year, as well as reprising his role as Gordon Gekko for Oliver Stone'S Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and is officially released on 24st September 2010.