Sir Michael Caine has spoke of his health fears and expressed cancer worries after dropping two stone in weight.
The 84-year-old legendary actor has had to alter his diet, no longing consuming sugar, salt and gluten, stating that he wants to able to see his grandchildren grow up.
Talking to The Sun, Caine stated he knows his “days are numbered.” He does however, plan to do everything he possibly can to carry on living and spending time with his family.
“I’ve had to cut back on the drinking and I’m always looking up what’s the best thing against cancer, so I’ll eat that or do this or not do that.
I’ll probably drop dead talking to you but you know I’ve lost 30lbs just because I want to see my grandchildren. They’re twins of six and a boy of seven. I’d like to get to 17 for the boy.”
He also praised the support of his wife, Shakira, of whom has been vital to improving his general health.
“I used to drink a bottle of vodka a day and smoke several packs of cigarettes. Without her I’d have been dead long ago.”
Let’s hope that he can go on for many years yet.
Caine has recently completed his 163rd film, the heist movie, Going In Style. It will be in cinemas next month.