LONDON -- Actor Michael Douglas says that his throat cancer was caused by a virus he contracted by performing oral sex on women.
The Guardian newspaper published an interview Monday in which Douglas blamed cunnilingus for the grave malady that was diagnosed in 2010.
The newspaper also quoted doctors who were skeptical about his claim.
The 68-year-old Douglas has been free of cancer for more than two years after receiving extensive chemotherapy and has returned to acting.
Douglas has starred in many movies, including "Basic Instinct" and "Fatal Attraction." He is currently appearing in an acclaimed bio-pic about Liberace.
He is married to the actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.