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Val Kilmer Is Battling Throat Cancer

| by Brendan Kelly

Actor Michael Douglas has revealed that his friend and former co-star, Val Kilmer, is battling throat cancer and "things don't look good for him."

According to The Sun, while discussing the pair's 1996 film "The Ghost in the Darkness" at a London Q & A with Jonathan Ross, Douglas revealed the news about his friend.

"Val [is] a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had, and things don't look too good for him," Douglas said. Douglas battled throat cancer in 2010.

"My prayers are with him," the actor continued, as noted by Page Six. "That's why you haven't heard too much from Val lately."

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In 2015, rumors spread that Kilmer, 56, was battling throat cancer after he was captured on camera using a breathing machine with a tracheotomy tube in his neck. The actor denied the claims, however, saying that they are "totally untrue" in a Facebook post.

"I am perfectly well folks," Kilmer wrote in a 2015 Facebook post. "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."

After the photos of Kilmer surfaced, a representative released a statement saying that he was undergoing tests for a "possible tumor" at the intensive care unit at UCLA, but Kilmer later said that it was only a "complication."

"I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, or any operation," Kilmer wrote in another Facebook post. "I had a compilation where the best way to receive care was to stay under the watchful eye of the UCLA ICU. Friends have assisted who knew my spiritual convictions and have been most sensitive and kind for the extra effort in making sure there's minimum gossip and silly talk."

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Sources: Page SixThe Sun / Photo credit: The Sun

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