Actor Val Kilmer has opened up about his two-year battle with throat cancer, revealing the ways in which his struggle with the disease has changed him.
Kilmer, 57, told The Hollywood Reporter that he believes his faith helped him get through the ordeal.
The actor, who is a Christian Scientist, said back in April that he had “a healing of cancer,” but has generally been very guarded about his condition. In this latest interview, though, Kilmer opened up a but more.
In the end, he said the experience has altered his perspective.
“I was too serious. I’d get upset when things like Oscars and recognition failed to come my way,” Kilmer said of life before cancer. “I would like to have more Oscars than anybody. Meryl Streep must feel pretty good, you know? It must feel nice to know that everyone loves her. It’s about being loved.”
Today, though, he keeps things a bit lighter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor also revealed that he underwent chemotherapy to help heal his cancer. Kilmer had previously been reluctant to reveal his cancer diagnosis.