In hindsight, Michael Douglas wishes he had taken anaesthesia during his knee replacement surgery. The reason - the nightmares of the operation still haunt him.
Contactmusic quoted him as saying: "I stayed up for the operation... They gave me a local epidural.
"The first thing you notice is there's not a lot of instruments around - there's an electric saw and a big ball-peen hammer."
The Oscar winning actor is on the road to recovery and is feeling a lot better with the new knee, although he is still in pain.