Michael Douglas Lied About Throat Cancer to Cover Up Tongue Cancer

Michael Douglas has revealed that he didn't actually have stage four throat cancer, as reported in 2010 (and which he blamed on cunnilingizing Catherine Zeta-Jones too hard)—he had extremely dangerous tongue cancer instead. But he didn't tell anyone because it would have been bad PR. But he's fine now.

"This was right before I had a big tour forWall Street, so we kind of said, 'There's no way we can cancel the tour and say we don't feel well,'" Douglas admitted. "I said, 'You've just got to come out and just tell them I've got cancer and that's it.'"

His doctor, who'd found a walnut-size tumor at the base of Douglas's tongue, warned the actor that he might not want to reveal that he had a disease with such a negative prognosis on the eve of a massive press tour.

"The surgeon said, 'Let's just say it's throat cancer,'" the Last Vegas star reveals, explaining that the doctor told him that if they had to do surgery for tongue cancer "it's not going to be pretty," and that Douglas faced losing part of his jaw and tongue."

None of my business what kind of cancer he has, and no sweat off my back what kind of cancer he says he has, but it sucks that anyone has to be pressured like that. Glad you're feeling better, M-Doug, and best wishes. [People]


I KNOW I MIGHT BE LATE HERE, BUT THIS LARRY KING STARBUCKS DRAKE HANDS MEME IS THE BEST THING*

*If that sounds like gibberish, just click through and read the link and it'll make sense. [People]


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