The last time we saw Michael Douglas in public he looked like he'd just punched his way out of a coffin. And little wonder why - the Oscar-winning actor was diagnosed with throat cancer in the summer and he's been undergoing a course of radiation and chemotherapy recently. Enough to knock the wind out of anyone, that.
The 66-year-old Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star was looking weary and gaunt just a few weeks ago though. Indeed, he was shadow of the man currently gracing the big screen at your local multiplex in the Wall Street sequel, and it was an image that prompted much speculation that his health could be taking a turn for the worse.
His wife, 41-year-old Catherine Zeta Jones has put paid to those rumours this week, however, by turning up to play in a charity golf event in China at his insistence - leaving him at home to recouperate alone in the states.
When asked how about her husband's health Zeta Jones replied simply that, "It's business as usual in our family." She did go on to admit that playing golf helps to take her mind off her worries, saying that "There's nothing better than just having nothing else to focus on than a still white ball, and nobody's looking. I find it very therapeutic, and even if you can't hit the ball that particular day, there's a privacy and a kind of zen quality to golf that I love."
Best wishes to Michael, of course.