He was fighting for his life, I was a mess: Zeta-Jones on Douglas cancer

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  • Updated: Jul 29, 2014 14:23 IST

Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas arrive at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.  Reuters Photo


Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones has claimed that she was a mess after husband Michael Douglas was diagnosed with cancer. The couple, who have two children together, recently reunited with after a temporary separation, reported Digital Spy.

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Speaking about the diagnosis at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies' fifth World Congress, Zeta-Jones said, "I'll be quite frank, I was a mess. When I'm married to a man who has such a conviction for life, he fights to make the wrongs right. For the first time he was fighting for his life."  

The actor was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010 and endured seven weeks of treatment that resulted in him losing 40 pounds.

 

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