NEW YORK (CBS) Reacting to comments by director Oliver Stone that actor Michael Douglas' health is precarious, the actor's publicist said the Oscar-winning star is "perfectly fine" and his doctors are "very happy."
"If Mr. Stone in Berlin knows something different, well, what can I say," publicist Allen Burry told "AM New York" on Tuesday.
The 66-year-old actor, who is battling throat cancer, has ended grueling chemotherapy sessions and no new ones are scheduled, Burry added.
Douglas was in the middle of those treatments when he walked the red carpet three weeks ago for the New York premiere of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," directed by Stone, who is now in Europe promoting the film.
Stone said earlier this week in Germany that Douglas was supposed to have accompanied him on the European tour and then expressed his concerns about the actor's health.
Shortly after the premiere, Douglas appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and voiced his determination to fight the disease. He said he had an 80 percent chance of recovery and that he and his doctors were optimistic.
"I'm doing everything I can," he told Letterman.In recent weeks, Douglas has been photographed about town, taking his children to school in New York.
Doctors say the actor now begins a 6- to 8-week recuperation stage where doctors will monitor his progress. They say it could take up to six months before he is free of side effects of the treatments, which include difficulty swallowing, eating and talking.