A spokesman for actor Michael Douglas tells People that Douglas has a throat tumor and will begin eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatment.
The spokesperson adds that doctors anticipate a “full recovery”. In a statement, the actor says he is “very optimistic”.
Douglas is part of the NBC News family. He began voicing the Nightly News open in December of 2007. Douglas stars in the Wall Street sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, set for release September 24.