Kilmer addressed his health recently during a Reddit: Ask Me Anything session. The actor has kept his health private for a few years now but is admitting that he is healing from cancer. According to the Huffington Post, the news came out after a fan asked Kilmer about a comment Michael Douglas made in 2016 about the star battling cancer. Kilmer responded by saying that Douglas was misinformed and continued by saying,
“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 altho healing all the time,” Kilmer answered. “Because I don’t sound my normal self yet people think I may still be under the weather.”
Rumors of Kilmer’s health began circulating in 2015 after he was hospitalized.