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Val Kilmer is denying reports he has cancer, writing a post on Facebook Tuesday about his health.
Oral cancer survivor Michael Douglas recently commented on Kilmer, saying on Sunday, according to reports, that “things don’t look too good” for the actor.
“I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed,” wrote Kilmer. “The last time I spoke to him was almost two years ago, when I asked him for a referral for a specialist to get a diagnosis for a lump in my throat.”
He continued, “I ended up using a team at UCLA and have no cancer whatsoever.”
Kilmer said that he is “rehabbing steadily” and still has a swollen tongue.
“Some fans have mistakenly thought my silence about my personal issues meant that somehow I wasn’t being responsible to my health, because of my reliance on prayer and Love,” wrote Kilmer. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”
“Whatever led Michael Douglas to speculate about my health, he’s a loving and devoted friend to a privileged group of talent people around the world, and I’m sure he meant no harm,” said Kilmer.
In October 2015 Kilmer was seen at the UCLA Medical Center, prompting reports about his health. He took to Facebook to say he went to doctors to verify that he had “no tumor or infection of any kind,” which he said they confirmed.
Kilmer said he’s made three films in the last year and plans to hold a Q&A in Westwood next week to talk about the film he directed called Citizen Twain.
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