Cancer battle rages for Douglas

MICHAEL Douglas doesn't want any sympathy during his cancer battle.

The Oscar-winning actor is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment after doctors found a tumour at the base of his tongue but his 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' co-star Shia Le Beouf says Michael is strong enough to beat the disease and doesn't need pity from anyone.

Shia told US TV show 'Entertainment Tonight': "Michael is the epitome of strength. I mean, he's stoic, and I don't think he would want any kind of sympathy call or check-up at all. In fact, I think he's the exact opposite.

"I just think cancer picked the wrong guy when he picked Michael. Michael, he's going to be fine. He's got a good support system though. Good family, good friends. He'll be fine."

'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm - whose mother died of cancer -also spoke out about the 65-year-old star's cancer battle, wishing him a "speedy recovery."

He said: "I wish nothing but the best to Michael. He's an amazing actor, and amazing filmmaker, amazing producer, and a career that is admirable in many ways, so I wish nothing but the best for a speedy recovery for him."

The 65-year-old actor - who has two children Dylan, 10, and seven-year-old Carys with wife Catherine Zeta Jones, as well as 31-year-old Cameron with former spouse Diandra - remains optimistic about his chances of beating the disease and recently revealed the tumour is shrinking.

He said: "I like my odds. I'm not dealing with mortality issues until they tell me 'Oops we have to go back and do surgery' or something like that. The tumour is shrinking."



22-year-old mystery: Conflicting stories in quest for truth

premium_icon 22-year-old mystery: Conflicting stories in quest for truth

Jeffrey had told friends and family that he had been threatened

How council is spending $120 million

How council is spending $120 million

Breakdown of how money will be spent

Face of Lismore flood dies in tragic circumstances

premium_icon Face of Lismore flood dies in tragic circumstances

"Deeply disturbing that someone has died under these circumstances"

Local Partners