Val Kilmer’s Health Issues Just Got Worse


American actor Val Edward Kilmer was born on December 31, 1959. Kilmer, who began his career on stage, became a household name thanks to his roles in comedies like Top Secret! (1984) and Real Genius (1985), as well as more serious films like Top Gun (1986) and Willow (1990). His films have earned more than $3.5 billion at the box office worldwide, making him one of the highest-paid performers of the 1990s. ▬Contents of this video▬ 00:00 – Intro 00:15 – He Was Written Out of Willow Just Before Production Began 01:42 – Top Gun: Maverick 03:24 – Val Kilmer on His Health, Cancer Recovery, and Speaking Voice 05:47 – He Continues to Pursue His Acting Career 06:49 – Kilmer’s Faith Influenced His Recovery 07:26 – Outro Like this content? Subscribe here: Or, watch more videos here: The Hollywood legend has spent the past seven years coping with a career-altering diagnosis, which included a tracheotomy that rendered communication nearly impossible. Kilmer, who is now 62 years old, spent the two years between 2015 and 2017 privately processing a devastating throat cancer diagnosis before publicly addressing rumors and speculation about his health. The actor’s career was uncertain after he revealed the effects of his throat cancer treatment on his health and how he gradually lost his ability to talk, which alarmed fans and critics alike. After some initial reluctance, Kilmer sought medical assistance, as he revealed in an in-depth interview with the New York Times. However, it wasn’t until a Reddit discussion in 2017 that Kilmer revealed his previous diagnosis. His autobiography, titled I’m Your Huckleberry: A Memoir was released in the year 2020. The following year, he released a documentary titled Val, which documented his career and health issues. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, the film received rave reviews. Kilmer reunited with Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick (2022) as Iceman, a role he had previously played. Kilmer has told the Times that he felt his cancer recovery was effective because of his spiritual interests. He believes his speech loss was caused by the nature of the medical treatments after his surgeries and the following tracheostomy tube and claims that the radiation and chemotherapy, not cancer, are to blame for his need for the tracheostomy tube. Val Kilmer’s Health Issues Just Got Worse

20 thoughts on “Val Kilmer’s Health Issues Just Got Worse”

  1. OMG, why does everyone insist of spreading that misinformation that Val Kilmer used the AI software in Top Gun: Maverick. No he didn’t, the director said that it was Val Kilmer’s real voice in the movie. The AI software is made to sound like Val Kilmer PRE-CANCER, so meaning it wouldn’t be labored and raspy but would be a clear voice that sounds like younger Val Kilmer. That’s the whole point of the software, so he can appear in movies later and appear to be speaking normally…

  2. I have always been a fan of his. I followed him early in his career because he graduated from Chatsworth HS. His talent as an Actor is undeniable. Val Kilmer takes on EACH roll and defines his characters with precision…like a Sean Penn or Jeff Bridges. Fine Actors. God Bless Val Kilmer for his Faith and perseverance! God Bless his Children for their Devotion. I Pray we see him in many films to come! His scene with Tom was so beautiful and heartwarming! Hats off to Tom Cruise for making that happen! Another Actor with unbending perseverance!!! ❤

  3. Wtg mr kilmer I’m in my third year from diagnosis /remission with a trache and several surgeries to repair damages from throat cancer, radiation and chemo treatments plus a feeding tube. Keep up the fjghwas not huge fan of the movie first time around but I’ve got to tell you my husband and I admire your will power. I’ve been in speech therapy a. Couplre of times since this journey began

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