Val Kilmer Says He Does Not Have Cancer (UPDATE)
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Val Kilmer Says He Does Not Have Cancer (UPDATE)


UPDATE (11/2/2016 7:12 a.m. ET):

Val Kilmer does not have cancer.

The actor has confirmed he isn’t suffering from the disease after his pal Michael Douglas claimed he had throat cancer.

The 56-year-old said he simply has a swollen tongue.

Original story (10/31/2016 11:11 a.m. ET):

Michael Douglas says Val Kilmer is battling cancer, though the Top Gun star has repeatedly denied being sick.

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The Fatal Attraction actor — who beat tongue cancer six years ago — says his former co-star is currently battling the illness and is not doing well.

During a Q&A with host Jonathan Ross, the Oscar-winning actor spoke about shooting The Ghost in the Darkness with the 56-year-old back in 1996.

"The picture didn't turn out as well as I hoped but I had a wonderful time,” he said.

"Val is a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had, and things don't look too good for him. My prayers are with him. That's why you haven't heard too much from Val lately."

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The actor was hospitalized in January 2015 after he began bleeding from the throat, but he denied having cancer.

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"I am perfectly well folks. Thank you for all your love and support. I am having a grand time. And I should mention I do not have cancer or a tumor [sic],” he wrote on Facebook.

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In 2010, Michael — who is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones — announced he was battling throat cancer.

After undergoing brutal rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, the 72-year-old was given the all-clear by his doctors the following year.

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However, three years later he revealed he'd actually been diagnosed with tongue cancer, but was advised by his doctor not to say anything.

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"I had to deal with chemo, radiation, which is a seven week period, and a bunch of weeks either side.

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"I had a very nice couch in my den, which I lived on. You know, there's not a lot of choices really. That's what you go through. They were wonderfully supportive, Catherine was too."

Our thoughts are with Val and his family during this difficult time!