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?
Val Kilmer shared some Selfies of himself and he wasn’t looking to be Top Gun shape. So what is this top secret look all about? He is playing a contentious maintenance man in Dick Wolf’s upcoming movie The Super.
While it is nice to see him back at work, I just wished the real genius looked better in it.
Some sites have Val Kilmer in failing health, but this photo of him with Will Forte and Jorma Taccone yesterday, proves that it is not true. In fact, the Real Genius looks happy and healthy here. And look, no tracheotomy tube as was seen in some paparazzi photos.
I don’t know about you, but it is nice to seem him looking like this and I hope that people will move on from the near-death stories. What do you think?
Radar Online is reporting that Val Kilmer was rushed to the hospital and possibly near death due throat cancer.
The actor took to his Facebook yesterday to deny that. He said, “Thank you all for your love and support. There’s a rumor I’m unwell again and in hospital which is totally untrue. I was in to verify I have no tumor or infection of any kind which was verified by the very caring experts at UCLA.” Which is truly great news.
BTW the photo above was taken last week during Game 5 of the Mets vs Dodgers baseball game and he looks happy (until his team lost) and more importantly well. Not near death as reported.