Val Kilmer Hospitalized For Throat Tumor

1/30/2015 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
5:30 PM PT --
A rep for Val tells TMZ that the actor is currently undergoing tests for a possible tumor. Doctors are encouraged by his progress and hopeful he will make a full recovery.

8:50 AM PT --
Val has released the following statement on his Facebook page -- "Thank you for all your sweet support. But I have not had a tumor, or a tumor operations, or any operation. 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. Love and deep affection , Val."
update_grey_gray_barVal Kilmer was rushed to a hospital this week after he began bleeding from the throat ... and we're told it's a throat tumor. 

Law enforcement sources tell us paramedics rushed to his Malibu home Monday night after someone called 911 and reported the bleeding.  

The "Top Gun" star was taken to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Doctors performed surgery and he's currently recovering.

We're told family members have been upset because they feel Val has ignored the problem and allowed it to get worse.

In October Val was in small claims court over a dispute with his former landlord and he told the judge he was unable to speak because his tongue was swollen.

Kilmer was last seen in public at a Clippers game with his son Jack. Val had his neck covered during the game.