Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra.
Oh Michael Douglas, we thought you were more comfortable playing am iconic gay man! How else to explain this never-before-revealed reason as to why he contracted throat cancer?
In an interview with The Guardian, he was asked if his drinking and smoking had anything to do with his illness, to which Douglas replied:
“No, because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV which actually comes about from cunnilingus. I did worry if the stress caused by my son's incarceration didn't help trigger it. But yeah, it's a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it."
London surgeon Mahesh Kumar was skeptical as to whether Douglas's cancer was caused solely by HPV, though he did confirm that HPV type 16 has been proven as "the causative agent in oropharyngeal cancer."
We can't help but love how Douglas prefaces his explanation with 'without getting too specific' but then dives right into the proper name for oral sex. Then he explains how it's also a great 'cure'.
What we don't love is that Douglas felt the need to spill such beans after he just gave the performance of his life as Liberace in the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra. Douglas is bound to get every acting award available to him, because he was brilliant. So it all smells kind of homophobic to us, then again, we are a paranoid lot here at Daily Life.
Behind the Candelabra will have a cinematic release in Australia on July 11.