Michael Douglas' health is precarious?

Oct 14, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. ET

Michael Douglas' Wall Street director Oliver Stone expressed concerns over the actor's health after he was unable to join him on the European promotion tour. Douglas is currently battling throat cancer.

Michael Douglas

Director Oliver Stone told Berlin reporters that Michael Douglas' health is "precarious," which is why he was not accompanying him on the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps promotion tour in Europe.

Douglas, who reprises his role as Gordon Gekko inWall Street: Money Never Sleeps, was supposed to join Stone in the promotion tour but needed treatments for his throat cancer in the U.S.

Douglas' cancer battle

Academy award winner Douglas, 66, announced in August he was battling throat cancer, however, he said he had an 80-percent chance of recovery and his doctors were "optimistic."

His publicist recently reported that he finished chemotherapy treatments last week and is now going through a six-to-eight-week period of recuperation. "Doctors were very pleased and have scheduled no more treatments," said publicist Allen Burry.

Publicist says his health is fine

Burry released a statement refuting Stone's statement of his health being "precarious," saying his health is "perfectly fine" and his doctors are "very happy."

"If Mr. Stone in Berlin knows something different, well, what can I say," Burry said. "Douglas was in the middle of those treatments when he walked the red carpet three weeks ago for the New York premiere of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."

Douglas does look more frail and thin, however, he has been undergoing grueling chemotherapy treatments. Now that those are complete, we are hoping for a full recovery for the actor. Rest up, Michael!

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