HOLLYWOOD—Val Kilmer clarified that he is doing just fine after actor Michael Douglas alleged that Kilmer is suffering from throat cancer.
The 56-year-old actor wrote on his Facebook page after Douglas commented on Kilmer’s heath on Sunday, October 30.
“I love Michael Douglas, but he is misinformed,” said Kilmer. “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.”
According to a CNN report, Douglas spoke to a crowd at an event in London and expressed his concern over Kilmer’s recent state of health. “Things don’t look too good for him,” said Douglas.
He specified that Kilmer is “dealing with exactly what I had,” referring to oral cancer. Douglas was previously diagnosed with the illness in 2010, and has since then been treated and is currently cancer free.
Kilmer clarified in his statement that the last time he and Douglas spoke was to ask for a referral to a specialist after developing a lump in his throat. Kilmer assured fans that he has “no cancer whatsoever.”
Val Kilmer is known for his roles in various films including “Top Gun” and “Heat” and previously worked with Michael Douglas in the 1996 film, “The Ghost and the Darkness.”