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Val Kilmer Confirms He Had Cancer

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Val Kilmer has confirmed he had cancer, after previously claiming he had “no cancer whatsoever”.

While answering questions put to him by Reddit users, Val Kilmer revealed he “did have a healing of cancer” and was still dealing with a swollen tongue.

The 57-year-old star wrote: “Because I don’t sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather.”

Speculation over Val Kilmer’s health grew last year after Michael Douglas said he was “dealing with” throat cancer.

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Val Kilmer responded at the time by saying Michael Douglas was “misinformed”.


“He was probably trying to help me cause press probably asked where I was these days,” the actor wrote while taking part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) last week.

Writing on Facebook in 2016, Val Kilmer said his only recent contact with Michael Douglas had been to seek advice over a lump in his throat.

Known for his roles in such films as Heat, The Doors and Tombstone, Val Kilmer worked with Michael Douglas on The Ghost and the Darkness.

Following Michael Douglas’s comments last year, it was reported that Val Kilmer had been reluctant to seek medical treatment due to his Christian Science faith.

Many Christian Scientists believe that diseases can be healed with prayer, although the Church does not forbid adherents seeking medical aid.