‘Douglas is not close to his deathbed’, says pal

Washington: Cancer-stricken Michael Douglas’ pal has slammed reports claiming that the actor is close to his deathbed.

Longtime publicist and friend Allen Burry also said that contrary to published reports, the actor has not changed his will since undergoing treatment for throat cancer, and he isn’t saying goodbye to loved ones.

"Michael is totally focused on his recovery," the People magazine quoted Burry as saying.

Burry acknowledged that the radiation and chemotherapy have taken a toll on the actor, who recently finished eight weeks of treatment for a walnut-sized tumor at the base of his tongue.

Now the star is focused on recuperating.

"Michael hasn’t changed his will recently, and he isn’t contemplating changing it," Burry added.