As he battles throat cancer, Michael Douglas is opening up about a disorder his son suffers from. The actor and his wife Catherine Zeta Jones‘ 10-year-old son Dylan suffers from mild dyslexia, and Douglas recently revealed that he and Catherine moved to New York so that Dylan could attend a special school to help him with his educational needs.
Michael Douglas told Britan’s The Guardian:
“New York is where we live now. We lived in Bermuda until last September. One of our kids has some special needs and it was recommended he go to a special school in the New York area. Neither of us is overwhelmed with worry about which school or college they are going to be going to. We just want them to be good citizens of the planet. They’re not spoiled or obnoxious. They’re well-mannered, confident, pretty worldly.
“My son deals with dyslexia to a degree – it runs in the family and my brother has it. He goes to a special school. We’re old-fashioned parents, they’ve got British nannies and we get nice compliments from people. Our children make us proud.”
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones are also mother and father to a 7-year-old girl named Carys.