The joyful couple celebrate the good news with a meal out in Manhattan

Michael Douglas has revealed that Catherine Zeta-Jones ‘had a good cry’ when she heard the news that he had beaten throat cancer.

‘We are so grateful for the wonderful

care Michael has received and of course for this happy news. It’s an

incredible way to start the New Year,’ says the actress, 41.

Basic Instinct actor Michael was diagnosed with cancer in August 2010 and given just a 50 per cent chance of survival.

But now – after radiation and chemo – the tumour has disappeared and the prognosis is good, though he will undergo further tests.

The Douglases celebrated the fantastic news with children Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7, at a New York restaurant.

‘We dined on oysters and toasted with Shirley Temples,’ Michael tells People.com.

‘But for me, it will probably be two or three months before it will really sink in.’

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