Michael Douglas Had Tongue Cancer

If Michael Douglas lied about what type of cancer he had, maybe that cunnilingus story is less-than-100-percent true after all? The actor said last week that he lied about having throat cancer, revealing that he actually had tongue cancer instead. “This was right before the big tour for Wall Street, so we said ‘There’s no way we can cancel the tour and say we don’t feel well,’” Douglas said. Douglas’s doctor recommended the actor not let on that he had a disease with such a negative prognosis. Douglas faced losing parts of his jaw and his tongue—and he wasn’t exactly up for discussing possible future facial disfigurement. Douglas said in June that his cancer was caused by HPV, which he contracted from oral sex. Douglas rebounded and was declared cancer-free in 2011.