Kilmer, 56, said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that he hadn't
spoken to Douglas, his co-star on the 1996 movie "The Ghost and
the Darkness," for two years.
"I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed. ... Almost two
years ago I asked him for a referral for a specialist to get a
diagnosis for a lump in my throat, which prevented me from
continuing a tour of my play 'CITIZEN TWAIN,'" Kilmer wrote in
"I ended up using a team at UCLA and have no cancer whatsoever.
I still have a swollen tongue and am rehabbing steadily," Kilmer
wrote, adding that he has made three films in the past year.
Reports of Kilmer's declining health made headlines after
Douglas said in a London interview last weekend that Kilmer was
suffering from the same kind of throat cancer that he had
battled in 2010.
"Val ... is dealing with exactly what I had, and things donít
look too good for him," Douglas said. "My prayers are with him.
Thatís why you havenít heard too much from Val lately."
"Top Gun" star Kilmer appeared to have no hard feelings toward
"Whatever led Michael Douglas to speculate about my health, he's
a loving and devoted friend to a privileged group of talented
people around the world, and I'm sure he meant no harm," Kilmer
wrote on Tuesday.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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