Michael Douglas was clobbered for claiming his throat cancer was due to oral sex — but now medical research proves he was right!
Back in 2013, the actor revealed his stage 4 throat cancer — first diagnosed in 2010 — was caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can come from oral sex.
The “Fatal Attraction”star’s statement went viral, and nearly wrecked his marriage to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones as fans — and some experts — disputed his statement.
But a new scientific study has discovered men who smoked and had five or more oral sex partners have the highest risk of contracting cancer-causing oral HPV!
The research, published in the leading cancer journal, Annals of Oncology, analyzed behavior and medical records of 13,089 people aged 20 to 69 who had been tested for oral HPV infection.
The study also found women had a low risk of oral HPV infection from oral sex in general. Michael, meanwhile, is reportedly now cancer–free after undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.