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Michael Douglas confirms throat tumor, will undergo chemo

August 16, 2010 |  1:48 pm

Michael-douglas-throat-tumor Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat and will undergo eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, his rep tells People.

Doctors recently discovered the mass in the film star's throat, his representative said. A full recovery is expected.

"I am very optimistic," Douglas said in a statement.

It's been a tumultuous year for the actor, whose son Cameron was sentenced in May to five years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of heroin and distribution of crystal meth.

Douglas, who is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones, will next be seen in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in May and was set to open in U.S. theaters Sept. 24.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Michael Douglas attends the June 2010 AFI Tribute to director Mike Nichols. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images  

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