After confirming suspicions in April that he does indeed have cancer, actor Val Kilmer has recently been dropping out of events at the last minute, and offering vague excuses for not showing up.
Kilmer, known for “Batman Forever,” reportedly missed appearances at Comic Con in Tampa Bay, Fla., in late July, tweeting out the announcement to his fans, “Unfortunately I’ve had to cancel visiting all my friends at Tampa Comicon this weekend. I’ve got family stuff that’s got to be my priority.”
Unfortunately I've had to cancel visiting all my friends at Tampa Comicon this weekend. I've got family stuff that's got to be my priority.
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) July 25, 2017
Tampa Bay Comic Con said that Kilmer’s change of plans were “certainly very last minute for a cancellation.”
He reportedly also dropped out of the opening of his own art exhibition, “Icon Go On, I’ll Go On,” in Los Angeles on July 20, saying that he was “delayed on a project.”
Back in October, Michael Douglas, who starred with Kilmer in the 1996 movie “Ghost and the Darkness,” said that “Val was a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had [mouth cancer], and things don’t look too good for him . . . That’s why you haven’t heard too much from Val lately.”
Two days later, Kilmer posted on Facebook in denial that he was sick, stating that Douglas was “misinformed,” and explained, “Almost two years ago . . . I asked him for a referral for a specialist to get a diagnosis for a lump in my throat.” Kilmer then swore he has “no cancer whatsoever” and later claimed that Douglas had apologized for the remarks.
Kilmer came clean with the truth during a Reddit AMA Q&A session in April, saying, “I did have a healing of cancer but my tongue is still swollen although healing all the time. Because I don’t sound my normal self yet, people think I may still be under the weather.”
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