Michael Douglas' Cancer Relapse A Rumor; Actor Reunites With Kathleen Turner

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Award-winning actor and a true legend, Michael Douglas has proven his excellence in his craft and even handled some political activities and humanitarian initiatives. For 53 years, he has worked non-stop even on those difficult times of his health in 2010, with projects such as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Nuclear Tipping Point as the Narrator. At that time, he was diagnosed with Stage IV Throat Cancer and has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Due to some confusing issues regarding his health, from differences in Throat cancer and Tongue cancer, up to how he acquired the disease, media has already made all sorts of tales concerning Michael Douglas and his health. Although the severity of his disease was hidden due to its negative prognosis and potential for disfigurement, the Basic Instinct star followed the lead of his doctors, just so he can fully promote his current movie at that time, the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. At some time also, he once said that his disease was a type of cancer which was caused by HPV, transmitted by cunnilingus, however, on his earlier interviews, Douglas attributed cancer to stress, his previous alcohol abuse, and years of heavy smoking.

But despite all these fiasco concerning his health, Michael Douglas has yet to face another rumor, which is how long will he live, now that his cancer has allegedly returned? The sources claim that his physical characteristic nowadays possesses an indication that the Falling Down actor has been undergoing cancer treatments again. Another report describes his appearance looking so frightening that people around him were convinced that he may have no more than seven months to live. But obviously, it isn't true because at 74, Michael Douglas is still very active in the industry and by now, 8 years in the remission stage is a very remarkable result that the veteran actor is already cancer-free.

What might be a comeback in regards to Michael Douglas is his onscreen partner in Romancing The Stone, actress Kathleen Turner who will be with him on the second season of Netflix sitcom, The Kominsky Method. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas first starred in an action-adventure with comedic flair movie, Romancing The Stone wherein Douglas plays devil-may-care adventurer Jack T. Colton, who finds himself aiding Turner's character romance novelist Joan Wilder after she journeys to Colombia to free her kidnapped sister. The two soon find themselves on the trail of treasure, with Danny DeVito's hapless villain Ralph in pursuit. The trio of Douglas, Turner, and DeVito were proven a winning team in all of their movies together, from 1985 sequel The Jewel of the Nile to the 1989 movie The War of the Roses with this time DeVito was the director.

Kathleen Turner will be Ruth Bederman, Sandy's (Douglas) ex-wife and the mother of his daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker), who will prove to them how strong she can influence and maneuver her ex-husband. Truly after 35 years, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner will still prove how their chemistry and witty rapport works as it adds up to the positive response of viewers to the Netflix sitcom. The Kominsky Method was named one of AFI's top 10 TV programs for 2018, and also won the Golden Globe for best TV comedy or musical, and best actor in a TV comedy or musical (for Douglas). Created by Chuck Lorre, the show stars Douglas as an aging actor coach, Alan Arkin as his agent and best friend, and Nancy Travis as his student and new love interest.

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