Despite going into sometimes explicit detail about his battle with stage 4 throat cancer, Michael Douglas now says he was actually suffering from tongue cancer. In an interview with Samuel L. Jackson for U.K. TV’s Male Cancer Awareness Week special, the veteran actor explained that his surgeon found the walnut-size tumor at the base of his tongue on the eve of the Wall Street 2 press tour. Because the surgery for tongue cancer is "not pretty," the doctor suggested the throat cancer so that Douglas could avoid discussing "possible facial disfigurement with scores of reporters." Douglas explained that the conversation went something like this: "There's no way we can cancel the tour and say we don't feel well...You've just got to come out and just tell them I've got cancer and that's it." The actor has been tumor-free since January 2011 and we hope he stays that way, even though he did subject us to some unpleasant information about oral sex.
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