Michael Douglas Claims He Got Cancer From Oral Sex

Posted by on Jun 03, 2013 at 6:38 am

We can’t wait for the PSA’s warning of the dangers of cunnilingus.

Michael Douglas has made a jaw-dropping revelation about his throat cancer: He didn’t contract it from smoking or drinking — but from oral sex.

The Oscar-winning Hollywood star set tongues wagging after he told The Guardian newspaper that he contracted HPV, or human papillomavirus, through a sex act and it developed into cancer.

“Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus,” he told the British newspaper in an interview published yesterday.

After Douglas was diagnosed with the life-threatening illness in 2010, he said on “Late Show with David Letterman” that the kind of cancer he had was caused by smoking and drinking.

In yesterday’s interview, the 68-year-old actor speculated that his son Cameron’s legal woes may have borne some responsibility, too.

“I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it,” the “Wall Street” actor said of Cameron Douglas, who is serving 10 years in a federal prison for heroin possession and distribution.

“But, yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes [the] cancer.”

A cancer-awareness advocate hailed Douglas for his blunt talk.

“I’m really quite proud of Michael saying this,” Brian Hill, executive director of the Oral Cancer Foundation, told The Post yesterday.

Douglas will also be cutting ads warning about the dangers of lockjaw.


9 Responses to “Michael Douglas Claims He Got Cancer From Oral Sex”

  1. MikeW on 3/03/13 at 10:17 am

    Cunnilingus? Cancer of the tongue, perhaps. But his cancer is in his throat. I’m just sayin’…

  2. jclittlep on 3/03/13 at 11:17 am

    HPV can also be contracted through sexual intercourse. It gravitates to the mouth/throat area on men due to the nature of the cancer itself, normally squamous cell carcinoma.

    This man is weapons-grade stupid.

  3. Fignuts on 3/03/13 at 11:27 am

    News flash, doctors are saying this. It’s already a scientific consensus that nearly 3/4ths of mouth and throat cancers in men are caused by HPV. NOT by alcohol or tobacco use.

    And in a few generations, everyone will “know” that having sex with children is beneficial to them.

  4. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here on 3/03/13 at 12:09 pm

    “We can’t wait for the PSA’s warning”

    The Enemy Below