Val Kilmer says Michael Douglas sent him an apology note after claiming he has cancer

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Val Kilmer has a lot of admiration for his Ghost in the Darkness co-star Michael Douglas.

Last month, Douglas claimed at a Q&A in London, England, that Kilmer had been diagnosed with tongue cancer. Kilmer quickly denied such claims in a radio interview, and said while he has "love" for Douglas, the 72-year-old actor was "misinformed."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Tobey Maguire, Owen Wilson and Val Kilmer attend The Broad Museum Black Tie Inaugural Dinner at The Broad on September 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty 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)
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)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 03: Peter Brant and Val Kilmer attend the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction at a private residence on December 3, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Best Buddies)
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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On Tuesday night, Kilmer, an outspoken and life-long Christian Scientist, shared on Facebook that Douglas wrote the 56-year-old actor "a nice note apologizing" for suggesting to the press overseas that he "wasn't doing too well."

"[He] was grateful to hear I am doing well," Kilmer wrote. "He's a classy guy."

The Kiss Kiss Bang Bang star also recounted how he first met Douglas. "[Director] Oliver Stone insisted I meet him, knowing what Michael would say about Oliver torturing him during Wall Street," Kilmer recalled. "It was hilarious and Oliver was relishing reliving Michael's pain. It all worked out and all was forgiven on Oscar night I believe."

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Last week, Kilmer made his first public appearance since denying he has cancer, and had trouble speaking as he admitted that he did have health issues that forced him to cancel a tour. "I went into rehearsals down in Florida and started having trouble with my speech," he explained. "Obviously, I'm still recovering. My tongue swelled up and I canceled the tour. As I'm recovering I'm showing this."


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