Hollywood actor, Val Kilmer 55, was last week taken to UCLA Medical
Center’s intensive-care unit in Los Angeles after from throat bleeding. Report from TMZ
TMZ broke the story … Val
was rushed to the hospital Monday night after he started bleeding from
the throat. Doctors at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica operated
immediately and found a tumor. We’re told the surgery was invasive …
they needed to enlarge a path to facilitate breathing.
members tell TMZ … Val has known about the tumor since Summer. He had
trouble speaking and his neck swelled to the point he covered it up with
scarves and other clothing items.
The family members say they
urged Val to seek treatment but he would have none of it because of his
Christian Science beliefs. They say he shunned medical treatment and
anyone who persisted got cut out of his life.
Christian Science followers generally believe prayer heals, not medical treatment.
The family says Val would never confess to pain because it was an admission that prayer didn’t work, but when he started coughing up blood Monday his options ran out.
The family is hopeful because Val seems somewhat more receptive to treatment.
We reached out to the Christian Science Church … so far no word back.