Val Kilmer Admits “I Did Have Cancer”

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.”

h/t justjared


Val Kilmer was rushed to an L.A. hospital after he began hemorrhaging from his throat while at his Malibu home Monday.

Sources say the source of the bleeding is a throat tumor.

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Law enforcement says paramedics rushed to Kilmer’s Malibu residence Monday night after friends called 911 and reported the bleeding. The “Top Gun” star was taken to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Doctors performed surgery and he’s currently recovering. Reports say, family members are upset because Val has ignored the problem and allowed it to get worse. h/t tmz

Kilmer was spotted looking frail as he departed the Levi’s store last month.