Val Kilmer looks lively as ever as he steps out with daughter after fierce throat cancer battle
The 58-year-old was on a family break with his 26-year-old daughter as he prepares to play Iceman in upcoming 'Top Gun' sequel
Actor Val Kilmer seems to be doing pretty well in his post-cancer phase as he was spotted looking quite healthy and in a good shape as he spent some quality time with his daughter. The actor is set to once again take up the role of Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky for the upcoming sequel to Tom Cruise-starring 'Top Gun'.
The 58-year-old actor who had quite recently undergone treatment for his throat cancer was seen spending time with his 26-year-old daughter Mercedes. The 'Batman Forever' actor was seen grabbing some food at the Zankou chicken store in Los Angeles as he chatted and laughed along with his daughter whom he shares with actress Joanne Whalley. The pair who were married for almost eight years from 1988 to 1996 also have a 23-year-old son Jack. The actor who is known for playing Doctor Montgomery in the 1996 movie 'The Island of Dr. Moreau' showed off his short-cropped blonde hair as he and his daughter left the restaurant.
Kilmer looked pretty comfortable in his pink shirt and gray shorts which he paired up with a Fitbit on his wrist as they enjoyed father-daughter summer outing. The 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' actor was recently in the news after he revealed he had throat cancer. Although, initially, he did not submit to his disease, it eventually took a toll on him and, after the procedure on his trachea, his voice was reduced to a mere rasp.
Kilmer had initially denied having throat cancer and, in a lengthy Facebook post, the actor said Michael Douglas was misinformed about his situation.
He wrote, "I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed. The last time I spoke to him was almost two years ago when I asked him for a referral to a specialist to get a diagnosis for a lump in my throat... I still have a swollen tongue and am rehabbing steadily...Come to see me live and happy and in person in Westwood next week if you think I'm fibbing!"
However, he eventually did give in to the disease and has now emerged a victor in the battle against cancer. The actor will now revive his role as the fighter pilot Iceman in the upcoming sequel 'Top gun: Maverick'. He's set to act alongside Tom Cruise almost 33 years after the original movie was released. Back in 2015, when the actor was offered the role, he had claimed that he won't be taking up the role without going through the script. In a Facebook post regarding the movie, he managed to give some insights into who all are involved with the upcoming movie.