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Actor Val Kilmer looked frail as he finished attending church services in Malibu, Calif. on Sunday, amid ongoing reports he’s battling throat cancer.

The actor who is a Christian Scienist, was relying on hi faith to heal his health problems- was also seen hiding a portion of his face with as he left the service.

Christian Science followers are known to believe that prayers heal over medical treatment.

Earlier this year Val was hospitalized after he coughed up blood but after being released from hospital he took to Facebook to deny that it was cancer, reports the Daily Mail.

In August Val looked much thinner when running errands in Malibu. TMZ reported at the time the star had been exercising more with regular walks.

He also looked gaunt in December while Christmas shopping at Levi’s.

The year before he had looked much fuller. In 2006 she showed off a ‘pot belly’ while at the beach.

Kilmer was married to Joanne Whalley from 1988 to 1996. In addition to Jack, he has a daughter Mercedes, 23.

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At the time, Kilmer fired back, claiming “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.”

Sources told TMZ that Val’s family was ‘upset’ because they feel the actor has ‘ignored the [tumor] problem and allowed it to get worse.’

Kilmer was married to actress Joanne Whalley from March 1988 to February 1996. The two met while working together on the film Willow. The couple had two children: a daughter, Mercedes (b. October 29, 1991), and a son, Jack (b. June 6, 1995).

Val Kilmer stars in the 1996 film The Island Of Dr Moreau

Val Kilmer stars in the 1996 film The Island Of Dr Moreau