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Rep: 'Behind the Candelabra' star Michael Douglas (Liberace) didn't blame oral sex for his throat cancer

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON -- A representative for actor Michael Douglas now says the actor doesn't blame his throat cancer on oral sex.

The Guardian newspaper published an interview Monday saying that Douglas attributed his illness to the HPV virus from oral sex. When asked about his cancer, Douglas said "without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), which actually comes from cunnilingus."

But spokesman Allen Burry said later that Douglas never said that was the cause of his cancer. He said Douglas was discussing what causes oral cancer during the interview.

Health officials say smoking and alcohol are the main causes of oral cancer. The human papillomavirus, however, has been linked to one kind of throat cancer.

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