Val Kilmer was seen arriving at LAX wearing a mask and has now sparked rumours of a mystery illness. He appeared to be in disguise hoping to go unnoticed but it had the opposite effect with speculation he is suffering from cancer with a tumour on his neck.
Back in January TMZ reported that he had been hospitalized with a throat tumour, but had not had it operated on because of his Christian Science beliefs.
He denied this, saying: “I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, or any operation.”
His last update to fans on his Facebook page in June reads:
“I am perfectly well folks. Thank you for all your love and support. I am having a grand time. And I should mention I do not have cancer or a tumor. There has been a swelling that I have covered during this period of recovery from a procedure I had done which was not an operation on this area. But I didn’t want to create an opportunity for exploitive press to generate a story like what apparently now exists. I imagine I’m going to keep wearing scarfs till the swelling goes down, even though it’s a silly look for LA SUMMER! Or LA EVER!”