Val Kilmer undergoes medical tests, refutes rumors of throat tumor

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SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actor Val Kilmer attends the 23rd annual Simply Shakespeare benefit reading of 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage on September 25, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 852 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Val Kilmer with host Jimmy Fallon during an interview on June 13, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Actor Val Kilmer acts on stage while filming the new Terrence Malick movie during day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest at Auditorium Shores on November 2, 2012 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Val Kilmer (R) and his son Jack Kilmer attend a basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Val Kilmer (L) and his son Jack Kilmer attend a basketball game on Christmas between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Val Kilmer poses for a portrait in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
American actor Val Kilmer arrivies for the European Gala Charity Premiere of "The Saint" at the Empire cinema in central London Monday April 14, 1997. Kilmer plays the central character "Simon Templar", invented by author Leslie Charteris and screened on television in the 1960's and 70's with Roger Moore as the eponymous hero. (AP Photo/Rebecca Naden) *UNITED KINGDOM OUT*
Der amerikanische Schauspieler Val Kilmer bei der Unesco-Gala am Samstag, 8. Nov. 2003 in Neuss. (AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz) ---- US actor Val Kilmer at the Unesco-Charity Gala event for children in need in Neuss, Germany, on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003 (AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz)
Actor Val Kilmer arrives at the premiere of "Spider-Man 2" in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 22, 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Val Kilmer, center, performs as Moses alongside fellow cast members during the opening night of the new stage musical "The Ten Commandments" at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 27, 2004. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Val Kilmer arriving at the 'Red Dragon' world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. September 30, 2002 . Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images
Matt Dillon and Val Kilmer at the Lewis-Tyson Pre-Fight Party hosted by Showtime Networks at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tn. Saturday, June 8, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
404324 14: Actor Val Kilmer (L) and director D.J. Caruso attend the premiere of the film 'The Salton Sea' April 23, 2002 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Val Kilmer and Nicole Kidman during 1995 ShoWest in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 22: Actor Val Kilmer attends the 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 22, 1994 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - circa 1990: Actor Val Kilmer. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 2: Actor Val Kilmer attends the Liberty Hill Foundation's Eighth Annual Upton Sinclair Awards on May 2, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Val Kilmer is thankful for the support after it was revealed he taken to an intensive care unit.

The "Top Gun" actor took to Facebook on Saturday to deny reports of a throat tumor, which was previously reported by TMZ as the reason for his visit.

"Thank you for all your sweet support. But I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, or any operation," he wrote. "I had a complication where the best way to receive care was to stay under the watchful eye of the UCLA ICU. Friends have assisted who know my spiritual convictions and have been most sensitive and kind for the extra effort in making sure there's minimum gossip and silly talk. I am praying for a speedy return to the boards as they say. God bless you all and please don't worry."

Kilmer's rep released a statement saying the 55-year-old is being tested at the Los Angeles hospital and is being cared for by his two children, Mercedes, 23 and Jack, 19.

The statement says, "According to a family friend and spokesperson, the doctors are encouraged by his progress and are hopeful that Mr. Kilmer will make a full recovery."

The news comes months after concerns were raised over Kilmer's health last September. At the time, it appeared he had dropped a drastic amount of weight.

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ETonline will continue to update on Kilmer's condition.

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