Even though Val Kilmer has been looking and doing better since his health scare 2 years ago, certain sites like to say he is on his deathbed every few weeks. The actor, who has been doing Q&A as he tours the country with his film Citizen Twain, looks good but sadly sounds awful do to a swollen tongue he suffers as an unknown side effect from the tumor. No matter how many times he says he is healthy, certain sites and even actors say he is not.
Sometimes he ignores them, but then other times he feels the need to speak out. Today, he took to Twitter and said that he is getting speech therapy to help him sound more like his old self. Hopefully, it will help and then maybe he won’t be considered gravely ill anymore.
I mean if his time was nearing, why would he be traveling the country for the last few months promoting his movie that is a film of the one man show he wrote and starred in. Wouldn’t he be at home in bed waiting to die? To me, that says he is on the mend and doing better. Not only has he been working on this project, he shot 3 films last year and a music video. Does that sound like a dying man? To me, that sounds like a man who is on the mend and can’t wait to work as much possible. Which is exactly what he is doing and good for him.
Val Kilmer is touring the country with his film Cinema Twain, which was a one-man show he did several years ago, and he sat down with KLOS last week to talk about it. While there have been several reports about what is wrong with him, he hasn’t really told us what has been ailing him over the last few years.
In this radio interview, he immediately started it off by explaining to Steve Jones why he looks healthy and yet sounds so different. He said, “I’m alright, I have a bit of a swollen tongue.” Then the Sex Piston guitarist asked him what is going on with him. Kilmer responded by telling him, “I had a tumor, a couple of years ago, and it is just a mystery…I am fully recovered, except for this tongue so I sound a bit like Sly Stallone on Quaaludes.” Then the actor told the radio host that he “feels good.”
After he talked about his health, he then went on to tell stories about his exciting life in Hollywood with stars like Bob Dylan, working on Top Gun and more about his current tour with Citizen Twain and the Q&A he does after the screening.
It is nice to see he hasn’t lost his humor with everything going and looking great, just wish he would sound like he did in Real Genius. When I was a teen, I used to try to do that laugh he did. I swear I gave myself whiplash more than once. I would love to see him do that again because it is so iconic. Hopefully in due time, the swelling will go down soon and he will sound just like he used to.
He has several dates coming up this month in California. If you would like to see his movie, then check out ValKilmer.com for ticket information.
Some of you might’ve forgotten, but once upon a time Val Kilmer played Batman on the big screen. Since then George Clooney, Christian Bale, David Mazouz and Ben Affleck have all played Bruce Wayne. But on February 10th, Will Arnett will take on the caped crusader in a whole new way, he is Lego Batman. (Yes he played him in The Lego Movie, but now he has his own film.)
Anyways, when Kilmer saw the poster for the newest Batman movie, he simply said, “I’ve nothing more to say. Except maybe “Been there done that…” And with that, the mic is dropped!
For almost two years, it has been reported that Val Kilmer has cancer and he has denied it time and time again. Then on Sunday, out of nowhere, Michael Douglas told Jonathan Ross during a Q&A that his former co-star has the same cancer as him and it doesn’t look good.
Yesterday the Real Genius took to Facebook to once again deny it:
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. I ended up using a team at UCLA and have no cancer whatsoever. I still have a swollen tongue and am rehabbing steadily. I’ve made 3 films in the last year, one of which I directed and am presenting as a personal appearance introducing it and then answering questions after. Come see me live and happy and in person in Westwood next week if you think I’m fibbing!! I’ve done 3 Q and A’s so far and am having the best time. The film is called CINEMA TWAIN and is a recording of my play. I’m right proud of the performance and the writing, altho editing Mark Twain is pure joy! What a lover of life and humanity.
Naturally I’m also drawn to him because of his unlikely devotion to Mrs. Eddy, the genius discoverer and founder of my faith,
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.
Being healthy and having the respect of my peers and love from my family, friends, peers and fans is a DAILY source of inspiration, for which I am so grateful, you have no idea. I work VERY hard at my craft, and being appreciated since I was a little boy for being able to give this gift, has literally made my life. Thank you all. And I’ve only just begun, now that I’m finally telling stories that I’ve written and produced the way my vision intends them. God bless you all and I hope to see you in Westwood on the 10th and 17th at the Landmark. Yahoo! “Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today…” Mark Twain
Will this be the last time we hear lies about his health, probably not. But I think it will be the last time we hear it from the man who blamed his cancer on oral sex and then it took it back.
I have seen some really trippy things in my life, but nothing as trippy as Val Kilmer mediating in Oneohtrix Point Never music video for their song Animals. The actor just sits on the bed in his own little world as we see flashes of him the front and from the behind at the same time for nearly 4 minutes.
I don’t know what is happening there, but I know I feel like I just smoked something I shouldn’t have and I don’t know whether to like it or not. It is just so bizarre, I can’t fathom what I just saw and how I should feel about it.
The one feeling I do have, is I love seeing him looking healthy again. Resuming his life after all of those awful tabloid rumors.
Do you think this is the from the mind of a Real Genius or do you want to Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang it away?