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article imageMichael Douglas: Throat cancer 'not caused by oral sex'

By Layne Weiss     Jun 3, 2013 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Various reports surfaced earlier Monday that actor Michael Douglas blamed oral sex for his cancer. His publicist, Allen Burry, is now saying that the actor never said he got cancer because of oral sex.
According to BBC News, Michael Douglas was quoted as telling The Guardian that his cancer, which he was diagnosed with three years ago, was caused by HPV.
However, in a statement to BBC News, the 68-year-old actor's publicist says Douglas was not referring to his own cancer. The World Health Organization says that HPV can cause cancer of the head and neck. Douglas wanted to make the public aware of that, but according to Allen Burry, Michael Douglas never said that oral sex "was the cause to his specific cancer."
The Guardian asked Douglas if in light of his illness he regretted his years of smoking and drinking and he was quoted as saying no because his cancer was caused by HPV which was caused by oral sex. He continued by saying the stress caused by his son's incarceration certainly didn't help matters, but that his cancer was definitely caused by HPV.
Douglas's cancer is currently in remission, BBC News reports.
His son, Cameron is serving a prison sentence for drug possession and dealing.
In the 1990s, Michael was treated for an addiction which some claimed was sex. The actor denied this and claimed he was in rehab for alcohol abuse.
His wife, actress Catherine Zeta Jones entered treatment earlier this year for bipolar disorder.
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