Hollywood actor Michael Douglas' ill health due to cancer helped bring his family together.
The 65-year-old actor, who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment after doctors found a tumour at the base of his tongue, hasn't tried to hide his condition from his kids with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.
"The children have been fantastically supportive. I've taken them to watch my radiation treatments so they understand what's going on, and I've taken them to see their brother in federal prison. It's brought us a little closer in some ways," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Douglas as saying.
Although the "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" actor is positive he will win his cancer battle, he admits the treatment has taken a "big toll" on him.
"I'm finding that solitude and quiet is what I really need. I'm really enjoying listening to music and reading books, but the radiation and the increased soreness of my mouth and the chemo continue to knock me out."
"On the one hand, my tumour is shrinking and getting a lot smaller, but on the other, the processes used to eliminate it is taking a big toll," he said.