What was supposed to be a glorious night in the UK for Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones degenerated into bedlam, when a photographer slammed into the actress outside their London hotel, and RadarOnline.com has the shocking pics for you.
The Wall Street star, 66, his wife, 41, were in London, where Catherine received a prestigious CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) honor from Buckingham Palace. The celeb couple followed that up with a meal at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Claridge's hotel.
The sparks flew afterwards, as the couple was wading through a sea of paps to return to their room, when a photographer allegedly made contact with Zeta-Jones' face, causing her to scream out in pain.
A valiant Douglas -- still showing the physical effects in his recovery from stage IV throat cancer -- sprang into action to protect his wife.
Douglas last month told Matt Lauer the tumor in his throat is gone thanks to an eight-week regimen of radiation and chemotherapy.
"The odds are with the tumor gone, and what I know about this particular type of cancer, I've got it beat," he said.