Val Kilmer Denies Report That He Was Rushed to Hospital: 'I Have No Tumor or Infection of Any Kind'
Val Kilmer is doing just fine.
After a report surfaced that Kilmer, 55, had been hospitalized and rushed to the ICU on Thursday, the actor quickly took to social media to deny the speculation and assure everyone that he, in fact, has a clean bill of health.
In a Facebook message posted Thursday night, Kilmer explained that while he did make a trip to the UCLA medical center, it was only to receive good news that he is both tumor- and infection-free.
“Thank you all for your love and support. There’s a rumor I’m unwell again and in hospital which is totally untrue. I was in to verify I have no tumor or infection of any kind which was verified by the very caring experts at UCLA,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
Kilmer previously faced a medical scare in January when he was rushed to the hospital after a 911 call to the Top Gun actor’s residence and was transported to the UCLA Medical Center to undergo tests for a possible throat tumor.
At the time, his rep released a statement about his condition.
“Film actor Val Kilmer is currently undergoing tests at a Los Angeles Hospital for a possible tumor. The 55-year-old Kilmer is being cared for by his two children, Mercedes, 23, and son Jack, who is 19, both L.A. residents,” said the rep, Liz Rosenberg.
She continued: “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.”
Kilmer later addressed his concerned fans on Facebook, writing, “I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, 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.
“I am praying for a speedy return to the boards as they say. God bless you all and please don’t worry.”
He was later released and sent home.