Oh man! This makes me so stinking sad! What – cancer wasn’t enough to scare you away from smoking!? What’s wrong with people!
Michael Douglas‘ battle with stage IV throat cancer played out publicly at the end of 2010 and into 2011. The actor wasn’t shy about discussing his diagnosis and then treatment and recovery. But in an interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY in January, Douglas said some of his story — specifically the story painted by portraits snapped by paparazzi — had been documented without his permission, and he resented that. New photos in Star magazine won’t help.
Douglas is seen on the cover of the magazine and in photos inside smoking while traveling with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones on a yacht to Porto Venere, Italy, on July 21.
The 66-year-old Hollywood icon was a longtime smoker before his cancer battle.
Perhaps getting caught is more troubling for Douglas than the post-cancer puff. From that January interview on TODAY: “With the amount of paparazzi that they have and these video cameras, you know, you just can’t do anything … There was sort of a macabre enjoyment out of sort of watching me go down there for a while, I felt, by the paparazzi.”
I hope he quits! That poor wife of his – I would just kill my husband if he started smoking after going through throat cancer!