Actor, Val Kilmer, while chatting with Reddit AMA this weekend, finally addressed rumors concerning his failing health. A fan, citing a recent Michael Douglas claim the Top Gun star had terminal cancer, asked for clarification.

“A while ago, Michael Douglas claimed you had terminal cancer. What was the story behind that?,” a fan asked. Val responded, “He was probably trying to help me cause press probably asked where I was these days, and I did have a healing of cancer, but my tongue is still swollen altho healing all the time. Because I don’t sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather.”

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