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Michael Douglas ‘Lied’ he had throat cancer.
The actor recently revealed that he lied about his cancer in-order to save his career.
Douglas who was initially diagnosed with tongue cancer, confessed that he claimed having throat cancer towards the beginning of his movie, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, promotion in-order to stay aboard.
This was right before I had to go on a big tour for Wall Street, so we kind of said there’s no way we can cancel the tour and say we don’t feel well. I said, “You’ve just got to come out and just tell them I’ve got cancer and that’s that, said Douglas.
The actor says a Montreal surgeon advised him to twist the truth and say it was throat cancer.
Michael Douglas used the excuse in-order to keep journalists and the press from asking too many questions and reporting he would lose part of his face.
The surgeon who diagnosed the cancer reportedly said, if he was to have surgery, it wouldn`t be pretty, the actor would lose part of his jaw and tongue.
According to Michael Douglas, his stage four cancer was not caused by smoking but rather the HPV virus, transmitted through oral sex on women.
A study done in the USA shows that, close to 15,000 throat-cancer cases are diagnosed yearly in the US,and about 70% of them are related to HPV.