Michael Douglas has announced he is completely cancer-free. The Wall Street actor took to Facebook on Monday to address rumours that his illness had come back, saying, "I couldn't feel healthier or happier celebrating my 5th year clean of cancer."
Michael spent the Easter break with his family in Mexico, but on his return, he discovered critics were claiming his cancer had returned.
Michael has announced he is completely cancer-free
"Just got back from a fabulous Mexico Spring Break holiday with the family to discover once again a smarmy tabloid gets it wrong. Here to tell my fans that I couldn't feel healthier or happier celebrating my 5th year clean of cancer. Had my yearly check up a few weeks ago and I am 100% cancer free," he wrote alongside a video of him jumping into a river.
The 68-year-old was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010 and beat the disease just five months later following chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. However, in 2013, he revealed he in fact battled tongue cancer and was told to lie about the type of cancer he had by a surgeon.
At the time, doctors warned the Hollywood star that the cancer could return and that he would need to have monthly checks.
The happy couple visited the spot where Michael proposed
Michael was given a 50/50 chance of survival after being diagnosed with stage four cancer but five years on, he is enjoying life with his family.
The actor and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones took a break from their marriage after 13 years due to the stress of his cancer diagnosis and her bipolar disorder at the time.
The couple are now back on track and even visited the spot where Michael proposed to Catherine 16 years ago. They took a trip down memory lane when they went skiing in Aspen, posing for a sweet snap to show where the Chicago actress said "yes."