Determined Douglas to Stand Up 2 Cancer
Brave movie star Michael Douglas is to participate in next week's (10Sep10) Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon - as he continues to fight the disease.
The actor revealed he has been diagnosed with stage four throat cancer during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night (31Aug10), and he is currently undergoing painful and energy-sapping chemotherapy and radiation.
But he plans to follow late star Patrick Swayze's 2008 example and show the public what a cancer fighter looks like on the show, which will air live on multiple channels across America at the end of next week.
The last Stand Up 2 Cancer in 2008 event helped raise more than £66.6 million for cancer research charities.