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IT’S CANCER: Michael Douglas Reveals That Val Kilmer Is In A Fight For His Life

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Val Kilmer is battling cancer — and “things don’t look good for him,” says actor and former co-star Michael Douglas.

The actor made the startling revelation while discussing their 1996 film “The Ghost in the Darkness” at a Q&A in London on Sunday.

“Val was a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had, and things don’t look too good for him,” said Douglas, who battled tongue cancer in 2010.

“My prayers are with him. That’s why you haven’t heard too much from Val lately.”

Rumors swirled in 2015 about Kilmer having throat cancer after he was photographed with a breathing machine and a tracheotomy tube in his neck. He later denied the claims on Facebook, saying they were “totally untrue.”

Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas

Paramount Pictures

But now whether he wished to be publicly outed or not, it appears his friend has blown the lid off of the grim truth…much like his beloved portrayal of Doc Holiday, Val is a man in a fight with a cruel and merciless disease.

Douglas is no stranger to cancer himself, and perhaps the perfect confidant for Val as he tries to fight.

In 2010, Douglas initially told the press that he had been suffering from throat cancer, which had been caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV.

He took this claim back three years later, though, and revealed that he had actually been battling tongue cancer — and that his physician instructed him to keep the diagnosis under wraps so he wouldn’t have to discuss the possibility of facial disfigurement.

“I had to deal with chemo, radiation, which is a seven-week period, and a bunch of weeks either side,” Douglas recalled Sunday.

Over the past two years, Kilmer has been in and out of the hospital with numerous throat problems, but has vehemently denied that they are related to cancer.

Understandably, privacy was probably Kilmer’s primary concern for not spilling every unsavory detail about his health with the prying eyes of the public.

But we want to know simply because we care, so send out best wishes and prayers to Val tonight, he just may need your intervention.

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Sabrina Chafin is a Hollywood gossip veteran with years of insider experience in the depths of Tinseltown’s red carpet trenches and star-studded after parties.

She resides in Manhattan Beach with her two Pomeranians, Vixen and Stardust.

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