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Val Kilmer Admits He Underwent Chemo For Cancer After Claiming Prayer Cured Disease

Dec. 20 2017, Published 3:19 p.m. ET

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Val Kilmer just admitted he did, in fact, undergo chemotherapy for his horrific throat cancer, months after he claimed it was prayer what cured him of the disease.

In an interview withThe Hollywood Reporter, the actor said that he was "miserable" and "distraught" after his two kids, Mercedes, 26, and Kack, 22, accompanied him to the hospital to get treatment.

As previously reported, the devout Christian scientist was reluctant to come clean about his cancer crisis, until his ailment became evident, and his voice began to fail. Kilmer, 57, continually told reporters that his faith was what was keeping him alive – yet it seems modern medicine played a great part in his recovery as well.

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This past May, Radar reported Kilmer's cancer could have begun to spread through his entire body – even doctors feared he could be killing himself.

In August, however, he made a surprise appearance in Arizona, prompting fans to believe the actor was getting better after all.

While Val Kilmer was recently spotted sitting in a wheelchair during a bizarre outing in Los Angeles, he seemed to be doing much better in his THR interview.

Do you think prayer cured the ailing star's throat cancer – or is chemotherapy to thank for his miraculous comeback? Let us know in the comments below.

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