Val Kilmer Acknowledges Cancer Battle for First Time
Val Kilmer revealed he had “a healing of cancer” during a recent Reddit AMA. Speculation surrounding his health have been circulating for about two years now but the actor has mostly been quiet about the subject.
During a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session however, Kilmer addressed his health, admitting he had “a healing” of cancer.” A fan asked Kilmer about Michael Douglas’ 2016 comments that suggested the ‘Top Gun’ star was battling cancer. At the time, Kilmer said Douglas was “misinformed.” “What was the story behind that?” the Reddit user wrote. In October, Kilmer’s “The Ghost and the Darkness” costar Michael Douglas raised concerns about Kilmer’s health during a London event. Douglas said at the time that Kilmer was “dealing with exactly what I had,” referring to oral cancer, and added that things didn’t look too good for Kilmer.
“He was probably trying to help me because the press asked where I was these days. I did have a healing of cancer but my tongue is still swollen although healing all the time,” Kilmer answered. “Because I don’t sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather.”
Prior to this AMA, Kilmer had never publicly admitted he had cancer. Last November he was reportedly having trouble speaking while at an event promoting his one-man play “Citizen Twain.” During that event, he reportedly told the crowd his tongue was swollen and he was “still recovering,” but did not say from what.
Rumors about his health first surfaced in January 2015, when it was reported Kilmer had been hospitalized for bleeding from his throat. Outlets reported he underwent surgery for a throat tumor. The actor continually denied any illness or surgery, though was spotted later that year with what appeared to be a tracheostomy tube around his neck. After that, he began covering his neck with scarves or bandanas while out in public but still did not address his illness. Kilmer is a Christian Scientist whose beliefs are that illness of the body is an illusion of the mind so the mind heals the body and they do not believe in any kind of medical assistance. Kilmer is staying mum about the “healing” he had as much as he did while battling cancer.
Is Val Kilmer Over His Throat Cancer Health Situation?
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
No, not quite yet. I believe he is making great health strides for the better but is not out of the woods yet.
This card represents that change is coming in a life situation. As the card was drawn upright, I believe it shows there will be a steady improvement to Kilmer’s health situation.
Six of Swords:
This card represents spiritual awakening and enlightenment. I feel the card shows that he profoundly believes in his spiritual fundamentals and has stuck to them but also has sought other help, whether medical or alternative.
Three of Wands:
This card represents good results for business, travel and expansion. I believe this card shows the public will start seeing more of Kilmer back in his acting profession.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine.