Val Kilmer Responds to Health Scare, Denies Tumor Operation
Actor Val Kilmer wants fans to know he's doing okay and not to “worry.”
TMZ reported on Friday that Kilmer was rushed to the hospital earlier in the week, after he began bleeding from his throat, and underwent emergency surgery to treat a tumor.
On Saturday, however, the 55-year-old wrote a post on Facebook, clarifying his health status. "Thank you for all your sweet support. But I have not had a tumor, or tumor operations, 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."
The actor added, "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, Val."
His rep told “Extra,” that Kilmer “is currently undergoing tests at a Los Angeles Hospital for a possible tumor. [He] is being cared for by his two children Mercedes, 23 and son Jack who is 19, both L.A. residents. According to a family friend and spokesperson, the doctors are encouraged by his progress and are hopeful that Mr. Kilmer will make a full recovery.”