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Popular Actor Battling Cancer: ‘Things Don’t Look Good’

Oct 31, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A well-known actor is in a difficult battle with cancer, according to a report on The New York Post’s Page Six. The actor is Val Kilmer, known for popular films including “Batman Forever,” “Tombstone” and “Top Gun.”

The report quotes Kilmer’s friend and former co-star Michael Douglas saying: “Val was a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had, and things don’t look too good for him.” Douglas battled tongue cancer in 2010.

Douglas added: “My prayers are with him. That’s why you haven’t heard too much from Val lately.”

Kilmer and Douglas co-starred in the 1996 feature “The Ghost and the Darkness.”

“Rumors swirled in 2015 about Kilmer having throat cancer after he was photographed with a breathing machine and a tracheotomy tube in his neck,” The Post reports. “He later denied the claims on Facebook, saying they were ‘totally untrue.’”

The actor reportedly has been in and out of the hospital with throat problems during the past two years.

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