By Jane Nambi
During a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, Micheal Douglas talked about his comeback into the movie industry since his cancer battle which almost ended his life in 2010.
His comeback movie, “Behind the Candelabra” has received a lot of reviews. “It was right after my cancer. And this beautiful gift was handed to me, and I’m eternally grateful for … everyone for waiting for me.”
His wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones has also just come out of treatment for bipolar II disorder. Douglas has come back from the stage 4 throat cancer battle that nearly ended his life in 2010.
The movie, “Candelabra” which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-acted by Matt Damon. The movie was put on hold to give Douglas time to recover from physically devastating cancer treatment. It was later rejected by every major Hollywood studio as a result.
Soderbergh and Damon kept their work schedules flexible so they could work on the movie set when Douglas felt well enough to take on the role of the flamboyant piano-playing superstar.
Douglas confirmed in January 2011 that he had beaten the cancer. “That’s life,” Douglas said. “Things had been going good for me for a long time. I was ready for some karmic retribution.”