Michael Douglas was reported as saying that he blamed cunnilingus as the main reason behind his throat cancer, however now his team of representatives are denying the actor ever made the comments in the first place. A spokesperson for the actor, Allen Burry, said that on the contrary Douglas' words were skewed by The Guardian, who first published the actor's quote, who said that while oral sex can result in throat cancer, Douglas never blamed it as the main reason for his battle with the illness.

Burry lamented that Douglas only said that oral sex was one of the causes, not the sole cause, of his battle with cancer. "In a discussion with the newspaper, they talked about the causes of oral cancer, one of which was oral sex, which is noted and has been known for a while now," the rep told the Associated Press on Monday (June 3), explaining that although the link between HPV (human papillomavirus) caused cancer and cunnilingus is known amongst doctors and scientists, the actor owes his (now defeated) cancer to years of smoking and drinking.

Understandably, The Guardian are not best pleased that they have been accused of misinterpretation and released a statement backing their initial claims and have even released an audio clip of the interview in which Douglas explained the cause of his disease. You can listen to the clip and make up your own mind on the Guardian's website.

Away from oral sex (in a way), Douglas can next be seen alongside Matt Damon in the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, a HBO-funded movie being aire on the premium cable channel this summer and throughout cinemas in some countries. The film is in UK cinemas now.

Watch the trailer for Behind the Candelabra

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Heed his warning and think twice before you go down there from now on guys