May 2, 2017
After months of denying he was sick, actor Val Kilmer has confirmed he had cancer and is now doing fine.
The first hint that Kilmer was ill came in 2015 when he was spotted at UCLA Medical Center. Then in November, fellow actor and friend Michael Douglas mentioned that Kilmer was fighting throat cancer.
Kilmer, at that time, said he never had cancer and that Douglas was 'misinformed'.
But last week during a 'Ask Me Anything' session, Kilmer came clean, reports pagesix.com.
'A while ago, Michael Douglas claimed you had terminal cancer,' one fan asked. 'What was the story behind that?'
Kilmer answered: '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 although healing all the time. Because I don't sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather.'
Was Kilmer outing himself as a cancer survivor, asked one user.
The 'Top Gun' actor also used the platform to dismiss rumours he and actor Tom Cruise clashed while filming the iconic 1986 film.
'He was a sweet heart,' Kilmer said.
'We were all quite rowdy me and all the real flyboys and the actors, so I actually felt a little sorry for him cause we all had time to play and date the cute extras and zoom around San Diego in muscle cars, but Tom was always in some scene and never go to play with us…'