Michael Douglas on His Dad’s Health In advance of His one-hundredth Birthday: ‘He’s Rocking’
Kirk Douglas turns one hundred next month, and he isn’t slowing down — actually.
“He’s doing clearly splendid,” Kirk’s son Michael Douglas said on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Display in an episode airing Saturday at nine:50PM in Britain. “He’s were given a walker with wheels … He has a tendency to fly, he’s at about a forty-five degrees perspective at all times and moving outstanding.”
The legendary actor’s centennial birthday is Dec. nine, and his oldest son is taking the price of the festivities. “I stated, ‘Allow’s perhaps have an afternoon lunch,’ but then he doesn’t like to observe humans consume so we stated, ‘Permits do a tea.’ So we’re all the way down to a tea and we’re simply seeking to get the details labored out but it’s growing the main function.”
As for a toast, Douglas stated, “I’ll possibly want him one hundred and one … He’s rocking, I can without difficulty see him occurring.” The actor found out that his dad is operating on his 11th book. “He’s an outstanding literary author. It’s a lost art. He’s got a long record of letters he and his spouse [wrote to each other]. My stepmother Anne, she’s been my stepmother for sixty-five years. I’ve observed they’re running on a book together so he’s pretty content, quite happy, he’s just an extremely good guy.”
Usually proud of his father, Douglas took a second to reflect on what he knew as Kirk’s “excellent rags to riches story.”
Born in 1916 to Russian immigrants who “in no way definitely discovered to read or write English,” Kirk “went to the university within the returned of a manure truck,” Douglas said. He went on to emerge as a wrestling champion and later found “high-quality achievement” as an actor. “Then approximately 15 years in the past, he proceeded to offer away all this cash he has made so he’s been very charitable and returned everything back. I’m first to rate, incredible pleased with him,” Douglas introduced.
He also spoke approximately his spouse, Catherine Zeta-Jones, forty-seven, and joked approximately her plans for taking care of him when he starts of evolved getting toward his father’s age. “[She’ll say], ‘Oh honey I can’t wait when you grow old and you’re going to be in the wheelchair and that I’m going to be wheeling you round and you’re going to be saying, ‘Where are we going?’ and I’ll whisper it to you, ‘Cartier darling, Cartier.’ She’s got it all figured out,” he stated with amusing.