Sad news! Michael Douglas‘ spokesperson has confirmed to PEOPLE that they discovered a tumor in the Academy Award winning actor’s throat.
“I am very optimistic,” Douglas said in a statement.
Douglas will under go eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy and is expected to make a full recovery.
We last saw Douglas’ accompanying his gem of a wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, to the Tony Awards and at the American Film Institute (AFI) salute to Mike Nichols at Sony Pictures Studio in LA, as seen in our gallery.