Val Kilmer: Hospitalized, Reportedly Near Death

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Back in January, actor Val Kilmer was rushed to a hospital after a tumor in his throat caused severe bleeding.

Now, Radar Online is reporting that Kilmer has been hospitalized once again, and this time his condition appears to be even more dire.

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A source tells the website that the 55-year-old screen legend - best known for his roles in films like Top Gun and Tombstone - is in dire straits.

The insider claims he has been admitted to a Los Angeles-area ICU under the name "Oscar Davis." Kilmer is reportedly unable to speak.

One witness says he overheard medics discussing "comfort care" - a term often used as a euphemism for hospice treatment for terminally ill patients.

Kilmer has rapidly lost weight in recent months and has taken to wearing tightly-wrapped scarves year-round in order to conceal his tumor.

It's been rumored that Kilmer initially refused traditional medical treatment in compliance with his beliefs as a Christian Scientist.

Following his January hospitalization, Kilmer wrote on his Facebook page:

"Again, no tumor, no surgery…will stay close to my doctors advising, my family and Christian Science practitioner when all the facts are in."

Reps for Kilmer have refused to comment on his current condition. We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

UPDATE: Kilmer wrote a message on his Facebook wall responding to the reports, saying, “Thanks for all your love and support.”

“There’s a rumor I’m unwell again and in hospital which is totally untrue."

He was at the hospital, but to "verify I have no tumor or infection of any kind which was verified by the caring experts at UCLA.”

We've never been so happy to be wrong!

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