Michael Douglas ‘Beats’ Cancer

Transcript by ( BY ERIK SHUTE You’re watching multisource entertainment video analysis from Newsy Michael Douglas is out of treatment and a few pounds lighter, but could not be happier for a new lease on life. He says he’s “beat” throat cancer and is back in the prime of his life. “The odds are the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer that I got to beat.” Douglas was last seen on the big screen portraying Gordon Gecko in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” His “wild six-month ride” through chemotherapy kept him under the media magnifying glass. It began in August on David Letterman. “I’ve got cancer. I’ve got cancer. I’ve found out about three weeks ago. I said, ‘gee just when I found out I was going to be on your show.’ I got a biopsy and they analyzed it. It’s a stage four which is intense, so they got to go at it.” Matt Lauer scored the exclusive post-recovery interview — Douglas’ first since beginning treatment. With cameras rolling, the Oscar winning actor revealed how his celebrity status was an added burden. LAUER: “There were some pictures taken Michael that as someone who knew you, worried me a little bit. You didn’t look so good.” DOUGLAS: “There was sort of a macabre enjoyment out of sort of watching me go down there for a while I felt by the paparazzi.” LAUER: “This is not a social scandal, this is not a marital issue, this is life and death.” ABC wanted to know what the 66-year-old Douglas will do now that he’s cancer