Val Kilmer: I Do NOT Have Throat Tumor, Was Treated For “Complication”

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Val Kilmer Tumor

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Val Kilmer says he does NOT have a throat tumor, despite a report claiming it was the reason for his hospitalization in Los Angeles this week. On Saturday, the actor posted a Facebook message shooting down the story.

“Thank you for all your sweet support,” wrote Kilmer. “But I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, or any operation. I had a complication where the best way to receive care was to stay under the watchful eye of the UCLA ICU.” He did not indicate what his “complication” was.

He continued, “Friends have assisted who know my spiritual convictions and have been most sensitive and kind for the extra effort in making sure there’s minimum gossip and silly talk. I am praying for a speedy return to the boards as they say. God bless you all and please don’t worry. Love and deep affection , Val.”

Kilmer attended a Los Angeles Clippers game with his son Jack earlier this month, where he was spotted wearing a scarf that covered his neck. There was concern about his health back in October, when he reportedly told a judge during a court battle with his landlord that he was unable to speak because his tongue was swollen. Kilmer has worked steadily over the last couple of years, including providing voice work in the 2013 animated movie Planes. Gossip Cop will wishes Kilmer a speedy and full recovery on whatever medical issue he has.

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