Val Kilmer Reveals Heartbreaking 'Illness' Secret To Fans

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Feb. 14 2017, Published 11:28 p.m. ET

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Val Kilmer has finally revealed the heartbreaking truth behind the troubling claims about his health. After published a video of the actor clearly struggling to speak during a February 9 event, he admitted he's in speech therapy!

Denying claims that he is "in ill health," Kilmer confessed on his Facebook page, "I have some speech therapy to do still from last year's physical challenges."

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As Radar reported, Kilmer initially denied he'd had surgery on a throat tumor, before finally admitting he'd had an undisclosed procedure.

He now claims to be completely healthy and insists he never had cancer, although photos and videos make it clear he's still recovering. And his friend, throat cancer survivor Michael Douglas, said in October that Kilmer was suffering from "the exact same thing" that he'd faced.

The Top Gun star insisted in the Feb. 14 Facebook post, "I am in perfect health and enjoyed another sold out show last night just above home in Oxnard. The happiest audience I've performed for. Thank you all for your support …"

Kilmer is a Christian Scientist, and as such believes disease can be cured by prayer.

While Radar's chilling video showed a gaunt and tired Kilmer, he posted a recent photo to his page insisting he is fine.

"Does this look ill?" he wrote on the photo. "This is like 7 in the morning with no make up or movie trick photoshop friends!"

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