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Val Kilmer Throat Tumor? Actor Denies Hospital Visit Was for Surgery

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By    |   Monday, 02 Feb 2015 11:37 AM

Val Kilmer was rushed to UCLA Medical Center's intensive care unit last week for a procedure, but the actor took to Facebook over the weekend to squash a TMZ story that it was for a throat tumor.

The gossip website first reported on Friday that the "Top Gun" star was taken to the hospital in Santa Monica so doctors could perform surgery for what sources said was a "throat tumor."

"We're told family members have been upset because they feel Val has ignored the problem and allowed it to get worse," TMZ reported. "In October Val was in small claims court over a dispute with his former landlord and he told the judge he was unable to speak because his tongue was swollen."

But Kilmer came forward on Saturday and posted on Facebook that he did not have an operation and did not have a throat tumor.

"Thank you for all your sweet support," he wrote. "But I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operation, or any operation. I had a complication where the best way to receive care was to stay under the watchful eye of the UCLA ICU. Friends have assisted who know my spiritual convictions and have been most sensitive and kind for the extra effort in making sure there's minimum gossip and silly talk. I am praying for a speedy return to the boards as they say. God bless you all and please don't worry. Love and deep affection."

The actor later updated his original post: "We are waiting for X-ray results and will stay close to my doctors advising, my family, and Christian Science practitioner when all the facts are in. Then I'll do what's best and be back at it sooner than u (sic) can shake a gossip column at an out of work actor."

The saga continued on Monday with Kilmer railing against USA Today on Facebook for disputing his version of events.

"Contrary to his earlier Facebook post, Val Kilmer is undergoing tests for a possible tumor, according to his representative," the newspaper reported. "Liz Rosenberg confirmed late Saturday afternoon to The Associated Press . . . that doctors are 'encouraged by his progress' and hopeful he will make a full recovery."
 

 

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