Val Kilmer Update: Actor Speaks Out About ‘Throat Tumor,’ Denies Surgery Reports

Val Kilmer has spoken out about his health scare, but he has denied reports that he had emergency throat surgery for a tumor. According to Us Weekly, the actor released a statement on Saturday, just days after being rushed to the hospital. Early reports indicated that Kilmer had a tumor in his throat and that he began bleeding, presumably from the mouth. It was also (falsely) reported that Kilmer needed to have emergency surgery this week.

Kilmer has posted the following message on his Facebook page in hopes of stopping the “silly talk.”

“Thank you for all your sweet support. 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, Val,” he wrote.

Val Kilmer has not spoken publicly about any health issues, according to People Magazine. Although it has been confirmed that someone from his address called 911 on Monday night and that he was transported to the hospital by ambulance, there haven’t been any details about what is actually going on.

According to TMZ, whatever might be going happening is something that has been ailing Kilmer for quite some time. The site claims that Kilmer’s family is upset that he hasn’t taken care of the issue sooner. It’s unknown if that’s actually the case since the “throat tumor” report is apparently untrue.

Val Kilmer made headlines last year after fans noticed that he had lost a significant amount of weight. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kilmer took to his Facebook page at the time to address the concerns of the public.

“I have been urged by friends to post something about my perfect health and weight loss. Can’t win in this crazy town. Too heavy for too many years and now gossip says, too thin! But I’m preparing as most of you know, for my dream role, Mark Twain in a film I’ve written and will direct about his obsession with Mary Baker Eddy. Mark Twain was a thin man, and finally after the usual amount of effort, I’m thin again too. Perfect health. Having a ball with my kids over the holidays, making art while doing rewrites, meeting actors and preparing to direct my film, and of course shopping. Have to go back to wearing a hood again while out in the hood. Can’t win in this crazy town but as Chris Penn used to say with such a Devils grin, ‘If you got the game then you don’t need the fame.’ See you at the Clippers game on Christmas!”

[Photo courtesy of The Independent]