Michael Douglas sparks rumors about own throat cancer cause

The actor left jaws hanging when he implied that sexual relations caused him to contract the disease, not his history of smoking and drinking. "[W]ithout wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus," the 68-year-old told the Guardian. <br><br>

While some rush to link the cause to a face (Catherine Zeta-Jones? Ex-wife Diandra Douglas?), we're questioning Douglas' knowledge of the term "specific."
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( Valery Hache / AFP / Getty Images / May 21, 2013 )

The actor left jaws hanging when he implied that sexual relations caused him to contract the disease, not his history of smoking and drinking. "[W]ithout wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus," the 68-year-old told the Guardian.

While some rush to link the cause to a face (Catherine Zeta-Jones? Ex-wife Diandra Douglas?), we're questioning Douglas' knowledge of the term "specific."

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