Zeta-Jones’ Emotional Speech For Douglas

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September 30, 2010 | 4:00am EST

Catherine Zeta-Jones fought back tears over her husband Michael Douglas’ throat cancer battle during a speech at a Ryder Cup concert on Wednesday night.
The Wall Street star was slated to join his wife in her native Wales ahead of this weekend’s (01/03Oct10) revered golfing tournament, but was unable to travel because he’s recovering from the final stage of his chemotherapy treatment.

Zeta-Jones pressed ahead with her duties by attending Wednesday’s Welcome To Wales gala concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, where she was joined by Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins.

The golf-loving Chicago actress gave a touching speech to the audience, telling revellers as her voice cracked, “Michael will be glued to anything that has a golf ball and a club, especially the Ryder Cup. Usually I would be watching with him. He would be representing the American team and I would be wholeheartedly representing the European team, but not this year, maybe next time.

“He’s not travelling with me. He’s just finished his treatment. He’s holding up very, very well and everyone couldn’t be happier with his progress. He’s holding up with great strength and dignity.”