February 2, 2015

Val Kilmer insists that rumors about his health have been exaggerated in the media. The actor issued a statement on Facebook over the weekend to clarify that, despite reports, he does not have a tumor.

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The 55-year-old wrote on Saturday (January 31st,) “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.”

Val’s rep also released a statement saying, “Val 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 LA 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.”

TMZ reported on Friday (January 30th) that Val was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery last Monday (January 26th.)