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“She Saved My Life…”: Michael Caine Reveals His Wife Is The Reason He Is Alive

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“She Saved My Life…”: Michael Caine Reveals His Wife Is The Reason He Is Alive

Sir Michael Caine is widely regarded as one of the finest actors of all time. A Hollywood legend, whose career spanned seven decades.

Michael Caine is one of the few actors who can elevate a film to a higher level of prominence.

Caine is widely regarded as a wonderful human being, which is why I feel such compassion for his current predicament.

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In addition to being a really cool guy and a really likeable guy, Michael Cain is also a really excellent actor. I hope he lives many more years since his unique dialect has such an intelligent ring to it, and his grammar is flawless.

Sir Michael Caine has been an actor for decades, but allegations have been circulating since an interview he gave in October 2021 that he plans to retire.

According to a March 2022 revelation by his wife, the public is well aware that the British actor has been experiencing health problems. His wife, Shakira, with whom he’s been together since 1973, verified that Michael had serious back surgery at a London hospital at the time.

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Spinal stenosis, in which the spinal canal narrows, causes pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots; surgery was performed to relieve this pressure. Bad leg and back pain are common complaints among those with this illness.

Caine has also spent considerable time fretting over his health over the past few years. Illnesses like cancer loomed large in his mind as a source of worry.

The Oscar-winner credits his wife with helping him through difficult times.

“I know my days are numbered and that’s the main worry,” he told The Sun back in 2017. “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.”

In a literal sense, Shakira was the one who kept him alive.

For more than 49 years, Sir Michael Caine has been happily married to his wife, Shakira. Shakira, originally from Guyana, met her longtime partner while working as a model and actress.

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Caine has stated that his first encounter with Shakira was in a coffee advertisement from the 1970s, and that this was the moment he knew he had to have her.

In just eight minutes, Caine noticed that his palms were sweating for no apparent reason. Thanks to the kindness of a friend, the “Dress to Kill” singer was able to get in touch with Shakira.

They became inseparable right once, and it was obvious that Shakira shared Caine’s feelings. They’re the epitome of a happy Hollywood romance after being together for nearly half a century.

However, they have overcome adversity together as well. In the midst of his success, Caine admitted that he developed a drinking problem that he only managed to overcome with the help of Shakira.

In his own words, the actor used to consume “a bottle of vodka and smoke several packets of cigarettes a day.”

Caine says, “She saved my life, really.”

In the end, they had two daughters—Natasha Caine and Dominique Caine—and are now the proud grandparents of two grandchildren, Miles Michael and Taylor Michael.

Today, Caine credits Shakira with convincing him to change out salt and sugar for healthy alternatives. By making some lifestyle changes, Caine was able to shed 30 pounds.

The couple is making an effort to improve their health so that they can be around to see their grandchildren grow up.

Even Caine admits that “without her, I would have been dead long ago.”

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Michael Caine walking frame

Caine and his wife recently had a date at Harry’s bar in London, precisely like they could have done in the early stages of their romance. Caine was observed utilizing a walking cane to aid in his gait.

Once again, Caine caused concern among his devoted following by revealing that he used a walking aid.

But then Michael Caine, at age 89, and Shakira, at age 75, walked into the pub. Caine wore a blue shirt and blazer, while his longtime wife wore a red lace blouse and a black blazer.

In the evening, staff aided Caine out of the bar, and the “The Man Who Would Be King” star was spotted using the walking frame he is now accustomed to using.


Caine’s potential comeback to the silver screen is uncertain. He told BBC Radio’s Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review that the 2021 film Best Sellers could be his last.

“Funnily enough, it has turned out to be my last part, really,” said Caine and added that he had not been working “for two years.”

“I don’t have any… there haven’t been any offers, obviously, for two years because nobody’s been making any movies that I wanna do, but also I’m 88,” the British actor went on to say, according to Page Six. “There’s not exactly scripts pouring out with a leading man who’s 88, you know?”

And yet, in 2022, Caine returned to the big screen, this time playing Lord Boresh in Medieval, a biopic on the life of Jan ika.

What he has accomplished as an actor is fantastic, and I am a huge fan of Michael Caine. A true legend.

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