Date: 17th August 2010

Michael Douglas Has a Tumor in His Throat

Doctors have discovered that Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat, his spokesperson has revealed.

The Oscar-winning actor, 65, will under go eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. His doctors expect the Wall Street star to make a full recovery, according to the spokesperson.

No word whether the lump in his throat is benign or malignant, but doctors have given Douglas an excellent prognosis and expect he'll make a full recovery.

"I am optimistic," the 65-year-old actor said in a brief statement to People.

Douglas will next be seen onscreen reprising his role as disgraced moneyman Gordon Gekko in the anticipated sequel Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, due out Sept. 24.

In June, Douglas's son from his first marriage, Cameron, was sentenced to five years in prison for dealing methamphetamine and possessing heroin.

Douglas also has two children from his marriage to Zeta Jones, who he wed in 2000.

The actor is the son of film legend Kirk Douglas.

His other films include Romancing the Stone, The American President, Basic Instinct, Falling Down and Traffic.

Source: Press Release