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Val Kilmer Appears Healthier After Life-Or-Death Throat Tumor Fight

Val Kilmer Throat Tumor Rumors
Source: Splash News

Sep. 17 2016, Published 5:11 p.m. ET

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Getting your Trinity Audio player ready... can reveal that Val Kilmer may finally be out of the woods in his brave life-or-death fight against a throat tumor, which forced him to undergo an emergency tracheotomy.

Last winter, Kilmer was finally able to ditch a tracheostomy tube that he had been wearing.

However, the Top Gun star’s frail appearance sparked concerns that he was still secretly struggling with his health.

Though he denied he had throat cancer, multiple insiders, including his mother, Gladys Leach, confirmed to that he was battling a potentially deadly throat tumor.

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Kilmer, looking noticeably less gaunt, was photographed at a screening of Citizen Kane in Westlake Village, Calif., on Sept. 16.

The 56-year-old actor, who normally covers up his throat with bandanas, scarves or turtlenecks, didn’t attempt to hide the large sunken area in the front.

Though he had trouble speaking clearly during a speech to fans at the event, Kilmer appeared to be in much better health than he has in the past.



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