Michael Douglas: ‘I’ve beaten cancer’

'Wall Street' star says throat cancer has 'gone'

Michael Douglas has said he believes he has won his battle with throat cancer.

Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2010, with the 66 year-old actor saying on US TV show Today that he is hopeful that he has beaten the disease for good.

“I feel good, relieved,” he said. “The tumour is gone. But, you know, I have to check out on a monthly basis now to maintain. I guess there’s not a total euphoria. I’ll probably take a couple of months of getting checked out. But it’s been a wild six-month ride.”

He continued: “I think the odds are, with the tumour gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, that I’ve got it beat.”

Douglas was repeatedly pictured looking gaunt last year, but added that he was “eating like a pig” in a bid to get in shape for his role as Liberace in a forthcoming biopic.