David Letterman Gives Michael Douglas A Hug

Last night Michael Douglas appeared on David Letterman’s show and talked about the recent news that he has throat cancer.

He has just completed his first of eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, and appeared a little thinner than usual, but still pretty good. With the coming weeks of treatment, he said, his voice may change and it could become impossible to swallow solid food.

But he was upbeat, saying that despite his throat cancer being Stage 4, it has not spread down below his throat. Asked by Letterman what the percentages were, Douglas said he has an 80% chance of recovery, with some hospitals even more optimistic.

His doctors attributed it to years of drinking and smoking. Check out the video after the jump and the pictures of Douglas arriving for the taping!