Val Kilmer is refuting Michael Douglas’ claim that the “Tombstone” actor is suffering from cancer.
“I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed,” Kilmer wrote on his official Facebook page. “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,” he continued. “I still have a swollen tongue and am rehabbing steadily.”
“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,” he said.
Over the weekend, Douglas appeared at a Q&A for the film “The Ghost in the Darkness” in London, claiming the reason fans haven’t seen much of Kilmer lately was due to poor health.
“Val was a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had, and things don’t look too good for him,” Douglas said, per the Daily Mail. Douglas previously battled tongue cancer in 2010. “My prayers are with him,” he said. “That’s why you haven’t heard too much from Val lately.”