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Kilmer says he doesn't have cancer despite Douglas' comments

Associated Press Associated Press 2/11/2016
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, Val Kilmer poses for a portrait in Nashville, Tenn. Kilmer says Michael Douglas was “misinformed” when he suggested Kilmer has cancer. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, Kilmer said he has “no cancer whatsoever.” At a London event on Sunday, Douglas had said Kilmer was “dealing with” throat cancer, which Douglas was diagnosed with in 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, Val Kilmer poses for a portrait in Nashville, Tenn. Kilmer says Michael Douglas was “misinformed” when he suggested Kilmer has cancer. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, Kilmer said he has “no cancer whatsoever.” At a London event on Sunday, Douglas had said Kilmer was “dealing with” throat cancer, which Douglas was diagnosed with in 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NEW YORK — Val Kilmer says Michael Douglas was "misinformed" when he suggested Kilmer has cancer.

In a Facebook post Tuesday evening, Kilmer said he has "no cancer whatsoever." At a London event on Sunday, Douglas had said Kilmer was "dealing with" throat cancer, which Douglas was diagnosed with in 2010.

Kilmer said he spoke to Douglas nearly two years ago about recommending a specialist for a lump in his throat. The 56-year-old Kilmer said he was treated at UCLA and still has a swollen tongue, but is "rehabbing steadily."

The actor said he's made three films in the last year, including one about his one-man Mark Twain play, "Cinema Twain." He also co-stars in Tomas Alfredson's Jo Nesbo adaptation "The Snowman," due out next year.

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