Date: 2nd May 2017

US actor Val Kilmer makes cancer admission.

Top Gun star Val Kilmer has appeared to confirm he had cancer, after previously claiming he had "no cancer whatsoever".

While answering questions put to him by Reddit users, the actor revealed he "did have a healing of cancer" and was still dealing with a swollen tongue.

"Because I don't sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather," the 57-year-old wrote.

Speculation over Kilmer's health grew last year after Michael Douglas said he was "dealing with" throat cancer.

The former Batman actor responded at the time by saying Douglas was "misinformed".

"He was probably trying to help me cause press probably asked where I was these days," Kilmer wrote while taking part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) last week.

Source: Press Release