May 4, 2010

Michael Douglas: Blame Me

As his son prepares to face a prison sentence for his drug abuse, Michael Douglas says "blame me" for his son's predicament.

Douglas said with sadness that his families woes should be put at his feet and he should take the blame. Douglass said it's fair to say he was a bad father "if being a bad father is working your butt off trying to create a career at one time."

He went on to say "I've also confessed the fact that I was in rehab 20 years ago, [His mother] was a very young mother when she had Cameron and her skills were limited to such an extent. The other part of course is genes. I lost a brother with an overdose four years ago. I have another brother who has been on the program for years. My ex-wife's family has alcoholism running in it, so you have that part and then you finally end up with who you choose to hang out with."

Michael Douglas: Blame Me

Douglas, whose 31-year-old son Cameron was sentenced last month to five years in prison on drug charges, said his priorities have changed as he hopes for his son to get treatment for his drug addiction. "When I had Cameron, I was early in my career and, as opposed to most jobs, making movies takes you all around the world, so you were absentee in that sense," he said. "We chose for a large part of our marriage not to be living in Los Angeles but be living outside, so you had to travel, so my priorities have completely changed. My marriage and my families come certainly before my career."

Michael Douglas: Blame Me

Posted at May 4, 2010 2:45 AM