Michael Douglas Makes 1st Appearance Since Beating Cancer

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Michael Douglas’ peers were as happy to see him at Sunday’s Golden Globes as Douglas, who announced just last week he had beaten cancer, was to be there.

“There’s just got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation,” the actor said after receiving a rousing response when he walked on stage to present the night’s final award, for best dramatic film.

“It’s been a quiet year. Catherine is doing a Broadway show and six months of cancer,” the silver-haired actor had joked earlier as he walked the red carpet with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Douglas, who announced last week that his malignant tumor is gone, looked fit as he arrived for his first major public appearance since completing treatment.

“After you go through this, you have a greater appreciation of your fans. I feel good. I’m pacing myself and I’m enjoying it. I feel very happy to be here,” he said, turning serious.

As those fans shouted his name from the bleachers, he turned to wave and smile.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. CAROL says:

    MICHAEL….YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS. I LOVE YOUR DAD AND I LOVE YOU ALSO. I CRIED WHEN I SAW YOU ON THE LENO SHOW AND YOU ANNOUNCED YOU HAD BEATEN CANCER. HOW WONDERFUL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I AM SO HAPPY FOR ALL OF YOU. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Play.It

Listen Live