Douglas honoured with Palm Springs icon award

January 16th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 16 (ANI): Hollywood actor-director Michael Douglas was honoured with lifetime achievement award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

It also marked his first public appearance since revealing he has beaten cancer, reports the Daily Express.

The Hollywood legend spent 6 months receiving treatment for throat cancer following the shock diagnosis in August, and he went public this week with the news that the tumour has been eradicated.

He largely avoided work functions while he was undergoing treatment, but he stepped out with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones on Thursday to walk the red carpet at the Californian film event and pick up his Icon Award.

The audience at the gala honoured the brave actor by giving him a standing ovation as he took the stage.

“I’ve been laying low for the last six months, so to be able to be at this (event), it’s a treat and we’re happy to be here,” Douglas said. (ANI)

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