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Val Kilmer Clarifies He Doesn't Have Cancer: Michael Douglas 'Is Misinformed'

Val Kilmer Clarifies He Doesn't Have Cancer: Michael Douglas 'Is Misinformed'

Val Kilmer has released a statement clarifying that he doesn’t have cancer and his friend Michael Douglas is mistaken.

“I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed. 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, which prevented me from continuing a tour of my play CITIZEN TWAIN,” the 56-year-old actor wrote on Facebook. “I ended up using a team at UCLA and have no cancer whatsoever. I still have a swollen tongue and am rehabbing steadily.”

“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. Nothing could be further from the truth. Altho I am very grateful for all the support from around the world, when people found out I had a physical challenge. I hope this puts to rest any further concerns about my health by publications that have no respect for 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,” Val continued. Read the entire statement below.

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  • Faith + 1

    Michael’s a jerk.

  • Esmeralda

    I’m so tired of this site and its viruses. They’re getting out of control.

  • xica

    Even if he had cancer it’s Val’s decision to tell it or not, not Michael’s

  • KarlaKarla

    It’s nothing to be ashamed of..

  • tom

    I lost all my respect for Michael Douglas.Val shouldn’t call him friend anymore.

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