Douglas explains cancer diagnosis cover-up.
MICHAEL Douglas, pictured, has spoken of how he felt compelled to lie about what form of cancer he had - and described how he went "numb" when he was diagnosed with the disease.
The Behind The Candelabra actor, who is married to Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, described his shock at being given the news, in an interview with fellow Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson.
Speaking as part of Male Cancer Awareness Week, he said: "I had an inkling... particularly when I saw the look on his (the doctor's) face. It kind of all rushes over you, you get a little numb... very numb."
Michael, speaking on ITV's This Morning, also revealed he lied about what form of cancer he had.
"I had to go on a big tour for Wall Street so we kinda said there's no way we can cancel the tour and say we don't feel well.... I said you just gotta come out and just tell them I've got cancer and that's that," he said.
"But, the surgeon said 'let's just say it's throat cancer.' I said 'OK, you don't want to say it's tongue cancer?', I said 'why's that?' and he said 'well, if you really wanna know why, if we do have to have surgery it's not gonna be pretty."
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|Publication:||Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Oct 13, 2013|
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