London: Actor Michael Douglas has revealed in an interview that had his son Cameron not been sent to prison he would have lost him to drugs.
Cameron, 31, had been detained on drugs charges last year following a police raid on his New York hotel room.
He was handed a five-year jail term last month after pleading guilty to charges of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of cocaine in January (10).
Douglas, 65, is convinced that the time his son spends behind bars will help him to rebuild his life.
“My son has not been sober for this length of time since he was 13 years old,” the Daily Star quoted him as America’s Today show.
“So he was going to be dead or somebody was gonna kill him, and I think he has a chance to start a new life and he knows that.
“And from my understanding, it’s going to take that amount of time for him to rebuild and start himself afresh.
“He’s a great young man. And I wouldn’t be supporting him if I didn’t feel that way,” he added.