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Michael Douglas confirms spread of cancer

‘Wall Street’ star says cancer is worse than was originally expected.

OSCAR-WINNING actor Michael Douglas has revealed that his cancer has spread.

Douglas was a guest on last night’s Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, and said that his cancer has spread beyond the original tumour and is more advanced than was originally feared.

“It’s a stage four [cancer], which is intense,” Douglas said. “You want to be at stage one. The big thing you’re worried about is it spreading, I am head and neck. It hasn’t gone down. The expectations are good.”

From The Guardian:

“Born in New Jersey, the son of Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas first came to fame in the 1970s cop series The Streets of San Francisco. He produced the multi-award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and won the best actor Oscar for his turn as rapacious trader Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s 1987 drama Wall Street.

His other films include Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct and Falling Down. Douglas has a son from his first marriage to Diandra Luker and two young children with his current wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. In recent months he has won plaudits for reprising the role of Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street sequel, Money Never Sleeps, which premiered at this year’s Cannes film festival.”

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