Image above from the Hollywood Reporter
Earlier in the month Val Kilmer revealed he had been battling throat and possibly tongue cancer. This week he reveals he is in remission and credits the prayers and love from his fans.
The 57 year old actor, well known for his successful roles in Batman and Top Gun, had been hospitalized for a “bleeding of his throat” back in 2015. He was seen in public later that year with a tracheostomy tube indicating he had throat surgery and/or a need to open his airway. When he made a statement this month revealing his cancer diagnosis, he reported a “healing” of cancer, a term used commonly in Christian Science.
He appears to be in remission and in a statement released this week he states, “I am very grateful for the prayers and good thoughts from around the world.” He continues, “People that know I am a Christian Scientist make the assumption that I have somehow endangered myself. But many many people have been healed by prayer throughout recorded history. And many many people have died by whatever was modern medicine.”
Christian Science embraces and emphasizes the mental component in illness, which can create an illusion of being sick. Christian Scientists believe the illusion and sickness can be overcome by prayer.
Daily Mail posted Val Kilmer’s following statement:
The specifics of Val Kilmer’s treatment for his throat cancer has not been revealed. However he did state that multiple doctors did pray for him in the hospital.
This is a developing story.