Val Kilmer admits he had cancer

Published 9:02 AM EDT, Mon May 1, 2017

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Kilmer had said that Michael Douglas wrote him to apologize for cancer comments

The "Top Gun" star initially denied it, but now has said he had a "healing of cancer"

(CNN) —  

After initially denying speculation that he was battling cancer, Val Kilmer now says he “did have a healing of cancer.”

The actor made the admission during a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session.

In October, Kilmer’s “The Ghost and the Darkness” costar Michael Douglas raised concerns about Kilmer’s health during a London event.

Douglas said at the time that Kilmer was “dealing with exactly what I had,” referring to oral cancer, and added that things didn’t look too good for Kilmer.