Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones speaks onstage during Welcome To Wales at Millennium Stadium on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales. (Getty Images)more pics »Catherine Zeta Jones (Getty Images)Catherine Zeta-Jones
' husband Michael Douglas
is currently undergoing eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with a tumor in his throat. But according to the actress, he's “holding up very, very well” despite the severity of the illness.
Speaking at the Welcome To Wales concert held at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium to greet the Ryder Cup teams ahead of the golf contest, she said: “Everyone couldn’t be happier with his progress. He’s holding up with great strength and dignity.”
Catherine -- who is from Wales, the country where the Ryder Cup is being held -- was due to be accompanied by Michael for the event, but he had to stay in the US with their two children, Dylan, 10, and Carys, seven, to continue his treatment.
Referring to her golf fanatic spouse, a visibly upset Catherine said: “Michael will be glued to anything that has a golf ball and a club, especially the Ryder Cup. Usually I would be watching it with him. He would be representing the American team and I would be wholeheartedly representing the European team, but not this year, maybe next time.”
The actress was joined at the welcoming ceremony by fellow Welsh stars, opera singer Katherine Jenkins and music legend Dame Shirley Bassey, who both performed for the golfing teams and guests which included Prince Charles.
The tournament, which takes place every two years, is being staged at the Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, from October 1-3.
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