Val Kilmer struggled to speak in his first public appearance since the bombshell news broke of his troubling medical condition and RadarOnline.com has the video of the event.
Val Kilmer struggled to speak in his first public appearance since the bombshell news broke of his troubling medical condition.
Slurring his words, Kilmer addressed the crowd at a screening of the film version of his one-man play, Citizen Twain in Los Angeles on November 10, 2016.
"I went into rehearsals down in Florida and I started having trouble with my speech ,” the actor said.
“Obviously I'm still recovering from it. My tongue swelled up and I canceled the tour.”
Michael Douglas recently said that his friend was suffering from the same throat cancer that he had, saying he was "dealing with exactly what I had, and things don't look too good for him.”
However, Kilmer denied the claim, insisting that he does not have cancer.
“As I'm recovering I'm showing a movie so I don’t have to talk,” he told the crowd at the screening. “It’s fun, I’ve been enjoying myself.”
Kilmer not only struggled with his words but he was constantly wiping drool off his chin and gave his handkerchief to an audience member saying he was handing it back “because there’s something all over it,” cracking up the crowd.
In the video, Kilmer asks the audience for questions, and after one male speaks he says, “If you can’t hear, he says he loves me,” which made the audience laugh.
Kilmer even spoke about politics, although haltingly, discussing his home state of New Mexico.
“New Mexico is a wonderful tri-cultural community with the Native Americans, the Hispanics and the Whites. They’ve gotten along together for a long time. If you might have noticed, New Mexico voted for Hillary. Surrounded by Reds," he said.
Kilmer posted a note on his Facebook page for his fans: "Thanks to all those of you who came out to say hello and watch my film on Mark Twain last night. That standing ovation is going to fuel me for quite a while. It was humbling and I'm grateful. Especially because it's such an emotional and sobering time for so many people. Fight. Care. Trust Love. And fight some more. Friends you don't know you have will show up and help you. I can testify."
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