Michael Douglas has been put on a weight-gain diet
The `Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps` actor is suffering from throat cancer and now weighs less than 140 pounds following chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for his condition.
He has consequently been placed on a rich diet of creamy pasta, organic liver and liquidised chicken to help him get back to a healthier size.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He needs to bulk up. He`s so fragile that doctors are worried he won`t be strong enough to recover from treatment which has left him weak.
"The liver and fats help alkalise the body while the chicken is nourishing. It`s all easy to swallow."
The 66-year-old actor - who is married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones - recently revealed he cannot wait to enjoy a glass of wine when he has beaten the disease.
Michael - who has already started the weight-gaindiet - said: "I`ve always been a positive person and I will kick this thing. But on the other hand the processes that they are using to eliminate it will take their toll.
"A lot of my energy has gone and I have increased soreness in my mouth. But overall I feel good. And I`m looking forward to enjoying a good glass of wine when I get my tasted buds back again."