Douglas' rep, Allen Burry, attempted to clarify the comment, telling the AP on Monday afternoon that "In a discussion with the newspaper, they talked about the causes of oral cancer, one of which was oral sex, which is noted and has been known for a while now."
In response, however, the Guardian has released the full audio recording of the interview and the transcript of the exact quote from Douglas, writing, "The Guardian firmly denies this charge of misrepresentation. Mr Burry was not present at the Guardian's interview with Michael Douglas; the only two people present were Mr Douglas and the Guardian writer, Xan Brooks."
From the Guardian:
Xan Brooks: Do you feel, in hindsight, that you overloaded your system? Overloaded your system with drugs, smoking, drink?
Michael Douglas: No. No. Ah, without getting too specific, this particular cancer is caused by something called HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus.
Listen to the interview here.