Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas gave his first televised interview since being diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer to Matt Lauer this morning on the 'Today' show and revealed that he is in complete remission, saying, "The odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, I've got it beat."

The 'Wall Street' star did acknowledge that even though "the tumor is gone," he continues to be monitored closely by doctors. Asked by Lauer how he was feeling, Douglas responded, "I feel good, relieved. ... I have to get checked out on a monthly basis now to maintain. I guess there's not a total euphoria. I'll probably take a couple of months of getting checked out. But it's been a wild six-month ride." Watch Lauer's interview with Douglas after the jump.