In this handout photo provided by Universal Orlando, Academy award-winning actors Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones along with their children Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7, fly over The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and past Hogwarts Castle while riding Flight of the Hippogriff at Universal Orlando Resort on November 27, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Fans of the Harry Potter books and films, the family also sampled Butterbeer, got fitted for wands at Ollivanders and toured Hogwarts Castle while on vacation at Universal Orlando over the Thanksgiving holiday. (Getty Images)more pics » Michael Douglas (Getty Images) Michael Douglas
completed radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer eight weeks ago, and he's amazed at how well his children Dylan and Carys have coped with his illness.
He told People
magazine: "Dylan and Carys have been so amazing and supportive throughout all of this."
Friends credit Douglas' wife Catherine Zeta-Jones
for helping him deal with the disease.
One pal said: "Catherine is a strong woman and very practical. There's no two ways about it -- that's the Welsh in her. Neither one of them are people who would wallow; they just deal with what has to be done."
Michael recently spoke of how he believes his father Kirk Douglas
' devotion to his work resulted in their strained relationship, something he acknowledges may also have happened with his own son Cameron, who is currently in jail on drugs charges.
He said: "In those key years, when Kirk was doing five movies a year, if we saw him it was only out of his guilt.
"I'm sure it's not easy, either, being a third generation. Kirk was all-consumed, was overworked. Probably like myself at a certain time in my life."
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