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Michael Douglas: Stress Brought On Throat Cancer

09/23/2010 10:26 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Douglas has had a stressful year, and he believes that contributed to his developing throat cancer.

Last month Douglas told David Letterman about his smoking and drinking habits, and he tells UK's Daily Mirror that stress was a major factor:

Michael says: "This type of cancer can be brought on by alcohol and tobacco abuse and by a certain type of sexually transmitted reason, but I look at it as stress. I've had a pretty stressful year on a number of fronts, some of which were public and some of which weren't.

"I've always worked hard and played hard and I'm sure I'll be cleaning up my act in the future. But I'm still looking forward to a good glass of wine when I get my taste buds back."

In April Douglas' son Cameron was sentenced to five years in prison for trafficking meth.

Douglas walked the red carpet of his new movie 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' Monday night.

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