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Val Kilmer Speaks About His Throat Cancer for the First Time & Reveals How Cher Helped Him Through It

Val Kilmer Speaks About His Throat Cancer for the First Time & Reveals How Cher Helped Him Through It

Val Kilmer is speaking out about being diagnosed with throat cancer for the very first time in his new book “I’m Your Huckleberry.”

The 60-year-old actor battled rumors for years and years that he had been fighting cancer, and he finally confirmed his health issues in April of 2017. He has not spoken publicly much about his health, until now.

In his memoir, Val wrote that he was staying in Cher‘s guest house in 2015 when his health was declining.

“One night I suddenly awoke vomiting blood that covered the bed like a scene out of The Godfather. I prayed immediately, then called 911. Then alerted my hostess. Cher stepped in and stepped up,” he wrote (via People.)

“And yet even in my grave condition, I saw her scanning the paramedic, who was Gregory Peck drop-dead handsome. Only in Hollywood, right? Despite the fact that I was covered in blood, I caught her eye and bounced my brows like Groucho Marx. Hubba hubba. Cher was bashful to be busted but then couldn’t help laughing out loud at the audacity. Here we were, joking about beauty and desire, while I looked like a stunt man from Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and, yes, while my life seemed to be in mortal danger. We laughed out loud before they finished with my vitals and shut me up with an oxygen mask,” he continued.

“I have been healed of cancer for over four years now, and there has never been any reoccurrence. I am so grateful,” he continued. “The fact that my impeded speech could spell the end of my career only served to motivate me.”

We’re so glad to hear that Val is healed. Val is not often seen in public, but he did make a rare appearance in October of 2019.

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