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Val Kilmer Reveals Michael Douglas Has Apologised For Cancer Comment

Val's sense of humour remains intact.

16/11/2016 16:09 | Updated 16 November 2016

Val Kilmer was very quick to reject Michael Douglas’s claim that he was suffering from throat cancer.

Now, the ‘Top Gun’ star has revealed that his Oscar-winning acting peer has apologised to him for making the comment last month.

On his Facebook page yesterday, Val wrote:

“Michael Douglas wrote me a nice note apologizing for suggesting to the press overseas, I ‘wasn’t doing too well …’ and was grateful to hear I am doing well. He’s a classy guy.”

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Val Kilmer reveals Michael Douglas has apologised for making comments about his health

His post comes after Michael Douglas commented that Val “wasn’t doing too well” when asked about his ‘The Ghost and the Darkness’ co-star by Jonathan Ross during a London chat in front of a live audience.

Michael Douglas said then: “‘(Val is) a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had, and things don’t look too good for him.”

However, Val Kilmer speedily rejected this opinion, writing to his fans:

“I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed … [I] have no cancer whatsoever.”

Last Friday, Val proved that, despite his health ailments, his sense of humour remains intact, as he struggled to speak to fans at a Q&A screening of his film, ‘Citizen Twain’. 

He told the crowd: “I went into rehearsals down in Florida and started having trouble with my speech,” he said. “Obviously I’m still recovering. My tongue swelled up and I cancelled the tour. As I’m recovering I’m showing this.”

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