Val Kilmer looks unrecognizable at recent public outing as he continues cancer battle

Apr 08, 2018
02:54 P.M.
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'Top Gun' star Val Kilmer is fighting for his life after letting the world know that he is battling advanced stages of throat cancer. Following news of a report by The Inquisitr, AmoMama finds out more about the star.

'Top Gun' star Val Kilmer is in a fight for his life, and it’s one he has been on for over two years. The actor was diagnosed with throat cancer and he seems to be getting worse as time goes. Not so long ago, a frail-looking Kilmer, who has been keeping a low profile, was spotted sneaking into a movie theater in Los Angeles for the screening of Pacific Rim Uprising and he looked nothing like his former self. He wore a neck brace, an accessory that those close to him say has become a part of him.

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Back in the day, Kilmer was the acting god who lent his talent to such productions as Tombstone, Heat, and The Doors and Batman Forever. He admitted to Hollywood Reporter that he was more interested in recognition and things that came with fame and that he knows better these days.

"I was too serious. I'd get upset when things like Oscars and recognition failed to come my way. Fame is sort of a mess. You get treated differently, but it doesn’t have anything to do with who you actually are."

The Christian Scientist has two children, Mercedes, 26, and Jack, 22,  with ex-wife Joanne Whalley, the English actress who was his co-star in the 1988 Ron Howard fantasy film Willow. Since he became aware of his diagnosis, he started spending more time with those that matter to him.

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Friends and family are worried that the disease has spread to other parts of his body. Still, the actor is not sitting at home and wallowing in self-pity. In 2017, he was in two films, Song to Song and The Snowman and he has plenty of projects lined up for 2018.

Kilmer, after revealing he was battling cancer, admitted that the last two years have been the most difficult of his life and that he was re-evaluating the meaning of success.

Wishing Kilmer well as he battles the deadly disease. Talk to us in comments.

 

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