A representative for Michael Douglas has assured fans the Hollywood veteran is healthy after a report suggested the actor’s cancer has returned and he has only three months to live.

Editors at U.S. magazine National Enquirer ran a piece suggesting the Wall Street star’s illness had come back, five years after he was given the all-clear following treatment for tongue cancer.

However, the report, headlined ‘3 Months to Live!’, was incorrect, according to Douglas’ rep Allen Burry, and the star was simply seen attending a famous cancer treatment centre in New York City for a six-month check-up.

Burry tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, “He has five years clear. That means it’s not going to come back in the head and neck world.”

Douglas, married to Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, announced he was suffering from cancer in August, 2010 and after undergoing treatment he revealed in January, 2011 that the tumour had gone