Michael Douglas has revealed that he is suffering from short-term amnesia.
The actor, 76, who has been married to Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, for 20 years, opened up about getting older and said his forgetfulness is ‘no good’ anymore.
He said he used to attribute the condition to marijuana smoking, but is currently ‘investigating’ what could be the problem, as he now thinks something else is to blame and also noted that lack of activity in the pandemic is problematic.
Icon: Michael Douglas has revealed that he is suffering from short-term amnesia and said in an interview that his forgetfulness is ‘no good’ anymore (pictured at the Golden Globes in 2021)
Michael was outspoken about his health struggles when he admitted that he was inactive and thus less stimulated to keep his mind healthy.
Speak against AARP magazine, he said: ‘During this Covid-19 period, when I was doing a lot more couch potato-ing, I am shocked at the loss of my stamina.
And my long-term memory is fine, but my short-term memory is not. I always blamed it on the pot. But I have some friends who have smoked as long as I have and have fantastic memories, so I don’t think that’s the problem. I’m investigating. ‘
Michael has spoken openly about his drug use in the past, once describing himself as a “ 1967 pothead ” in an interview in 2018.
Power couple: The actor, 76, who is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, said he always attributed the condition to smoking marijuana, but now thinks something else is to blame
Speak against Cigar amateur, Douglas revealed that his 50-year friendship with Danny DeVito began with the question, “Are you getting high?”
“I was on the beach looking out over the Long Island Sound and this man is coming up to me with this long head of hair, if you can imagine,” Douglas said.
He says, “Are you getting high?” We were both from 1967, so we smoked a joint and that was the beginning of a long, long friendship. ‘
Old Friends: Michael has spoken about his drug use in the past and once described himself as a ‘1967 pothead’ in a 2018 interview about his friendship with Danny DeVito (pictured in 2016)
Michael recently reunited with longtime co-star Kathleen Turner, 66, for the third and final season of Netflix’s hit series The Kominsky Method.
Kathleen made a guest appearance on the series last year as Douglas’ ex-wife Ruth and will return in a full-time role as the mother of his daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker).
In the first photo of the couple together, Michael, as Sandy Kominsky, and Kathleen, as Ruth, are seen together having a deep conversation.
Back together: Michael recently reunited with longtime costar Kathleen Turner, 66, for the third and final season of Netflix’s hit series The Kominsky Method (pictured)
Previously, the pair co-starred in Romancing the Stone in 1984 and its 1985 sequel, The Jewel of the Nile and War of the Roses in 1989.
The final six-episode season includes Sarah Baker, Paul Reiser, Lisa Edelstein, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers, and Haley Joel Osment.
Speaking about the decision to play his former husband in the half-hour comedy drama about aging, Turner said People it was a ‘no-brainer’.
“ Michael and I have always been friends, but it was nice to just fall back into the rhythm of our partnership, ” she told the outlet in November 2019.
’80s couple on screen: The last time the couple worked together was in the dark comedy War of the Roses, 32 years ago in 1989 (photo, a scene from the movie)
During the summer, news broke that the series would end after three seasons.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter In July, the show’s creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre said: ‘The Kominsky Method has been a real passion project for me, and it has been an incredible experience to see the warm response from the audience and critics alike.
He continued, “I’m excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter.”
Season 3 of the Golden Globe Award-winning series premieres on Netflix on May 28.
Reunited: Kathleen (right) made a guest appearance on the series last year as Douglas’ ex-wife Ruth and will return full-time as the mother of his daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker, center)