Val Kilmer Cancels Appearances, Health Concerns Raised

It's been revealed that former Top Gun actor Val Kilmer recently pulled out of several scheduled appearances and this has raised concerns about his health.

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The 57-year-old canceled two appearances in Tampa, Florida, last month due to "family stuff."

He also missed his own art opening exhibit, Icon Go On, I'll Go On, that was being held in Los Angeles. The actor claimed to be "delayed on a project."

Kilmer was supposed to attend a movie screening in Tampa on July 11, a filmed version of Citizen Twain, his one-man show. Incidentally, the day before he tweeted out that the event had to be rescheduled.

"Sorry to have to postpone the Florida shows until Dec. unavoidable family stuff that requires me in person. Thanks for being so supportive," Kilmer wrote.

Next, he was supposed to appear at Tampa Comic Con, but pulled out of it, tweeting, "Unfortunately I've had to cancel visiting all my friends at Tampa Comicon this weekend. I've got family stuff that's got to be my priority."

The organizers of Tampa Comic Con were quoted as saying his cancellation was "certainly very last minute."

All these appearance cancellations seem unfortunately timely, considering it was just a few months ago that Kilmer confessed to be "healing of cancer" after months of speculation.


During a Reddit AMA, Kilmer was asked, "A while ago, Michael Douglas claimed you had terminal cancer. What was the story behind that?"

He responded, "He was probably trying to help me cause press probably asked where I was these days, and I did have a healing of cancer, but my tongue is still swollen although healing all the time [sic]. Because I don't sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather."