Michael Douglas on Throat Cancer: "It Hurts A Lot"

Posted Tuesday August 31, 2010 11:37 PM GMT

Dealing with a hefty medical challenge, Michael Douglas pushed forth with promotional efforts for "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" with a "Late Show with David Letterman" appearance on Tuesday (August 31).

Greeting fans as he entered the Ed Sullivan theatre, the 65-year-old actor opened up about his throat cancer diagnosis while telling Letterman that "it hurts a lot."

Offering up details on the situation, Douglas says that he was informed of the condition - which is labeled as Stage 4 cancer - following a doctor's appointment for an extremely sore throat.

Having just finished up with the first week of radiation and chemotherapy, Michael admits "that it's about an eight-week struggle."

Utilizing drugs to ease the pain, the big screen legend later replied to a comment from Dave about how good he looks, saying, "Let's just say I'm pretty lit up -- I'm pretty lit up right now."

On a positive note, Michael added that the cancer is yet to spread beneath the neck, which lands him at an eighty percent chance of recovery.

Enjoy the pictures of Michael Douglas out at the "Late Show" (August 31).

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