Michael Douglas on 'Today': 'I've got [cancer] beat'

MICHAEL-DOUGLASImage Credit: Peter Kramer/NBCMichael Douglas tells Matt Lauer on tomorrow’s Today that “the tumor is gone,” and “I’ve got [cancer] beat,” in his first interview since undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Tomorrow’s morning show will feature a portion of Lauer’s interview with the Oscar-winning actor, and the entire sit-down will appear on Dateline NBC on Sunday, Jan. 23. Douglas mentioned looking forward to starring in Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace this year, prompting Lauer to ask, “So you’ve allowed yourself to look that far down the road?”
  Douglas replied, “Yeah, oh, absolutely. I think the odds are with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer that I’ve got it beat.”

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  • Margie

    Hope so.

  • Nat

    That’s great news!

  • Morgan

    Great news!

  • c

    Wonderful news!! Stay well Michael! :)

  • lostfan23

    He looks great in this photo with Matt Lauer…. way to go!

    • ryan

      Definetely is a douglas though! Sadly he is looking like his dad in his 90’s. Darn Cancer!

  • wino

    great news for him and his family. my boss saw him in hawaii and he looked in good shape.

  • Grumpster

    Hope that’s true….but I’ve heard that one many times, only to be followed by an obit in a couple weeks.

  • Dicazi

    Hope he’s smart enough to stay away from cigarettes, cigars, and alcohol. All known carcinogens.

  • Joyce

    Good for him! Hope the cancer really is gone and doesn’t return.

  • heather

    Congrats Michael!

  • Meier

    Mrs. Zeta-Jones must be relieved to continuous tears of joy. Very happy to read this.

  • harry

    good fortune Michael!!!

  • Dee Jones

    I wish him well and hope its true. Cancer is one hell of a bitch and needs to be destroyed for good!

  • Mark

    Great for Michael, but what a HORRIBLE question for Lauer to ask.

  • Christina

    That’s great news!! Stay well Michael. Everyone loves you!!

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