Douglas: Cameron Was 'Trying to Kill Himself'
I'm a much better parent now, Michael says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2010 8:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – In his first interview since son Cameron was sentenced to five years in prison, Michael Douglas calls the sentence “adequate” and takes responsibility for his “absentee” role in Cameron’s childhood. “Look, my son was a drug dealer and he’s been trying to kill himself for a while and I can’t condone his behavior,” Douglas tells Today. “I’ve taken blame about being a bad father—if being a bad father is working your butt off trying to create a career.”

He has since changed his parenting style with his two younger children, and says, “my priorities have completely changed. My marriage and my families come certainly before my career.”