Michael Douglas optimistic about cancer recovery

NEW YORK (AP) - September 1, 2010

In an appearance Tuesday on David Letterman's "Late Show," the actor said he faces an "eight-week struggle" that includes radiation and chemotherapy. Douglas said he has at least an 80 percent chance of recovery.

Letterman told Douglas he looked good and was a "tough guy," and the men ended the interview with a hug, according to a CBS statement.

Douglas stars in the upcoming film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," a sequel to "Wall Street" (1987), for which he won a best-actor Oscar.

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