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Val Kilmer Opens Up About Battling Throat Cancer

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Val Kilmer is opening up for one of the first times about his two-year battle with throat cancer.

As we reported, the 57-year-old actor often denied having health issues – but in a new feature with THR, it's clear to see the cancer has taken its toll.

In the accompanying video, you can see the Heat star is visibly thin and has lost his signature baritone voice.

Related: Ben Affleck Reportedly Done Playing Batman!

He admits fighting the disease changed his perspective on his career:

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Hip-Hop Icon Combat Jack Dies At 48

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So sad.

Combat Jack, a beloved figure in the hip-hop community, has died after a battle with colon cancer.

After coming up in the industry as a lawyer at Def Jam Recordings in the ‘90s, Combat hosted his own podcast where he interviewed music staples like Damon Dash, Russell Simmons, and J. Cole.

Related: Disgraced Archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law Dies At 86

The death of the hip-hop pioneer, real name Reggie Ossé, comes months after he opened up about his cancer diagnosis in October. He was 48 years old.

[Image via Dinner Land/YouTube.]

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JAY-Z Interrupts Concert To Give Two-Time Cancer Survivor A Hug On Stage — Watch!

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JAY-Z doesn't give out hugs to just anyone.

Lucky recipients of such embraces include Beyoncé, Kanye West circa-2011, and superfans who have beaten cancer twice!

During the Oakland stop on his 4:44 tour on Saturday night, the rapper stopped his show to wrap his arms around the latter.

Photo: Bey & Jay Pose In An Elevator On The Rapper's 48th Birthday!

After noticing a woman in the crowd holding up a sign stating she'd beaten cancer twice, JAY called up Christina Cruz to the stage to claim her reward: hugs from Hova.

In the crowd-recorded video, the father of three read aloud Cruz's glittering sign that read: "I Beat Cancer 2X 2 C U! I LOVE U!!! SELFIE OR HUG?" — to which JAY responded by saying, "You beat cancer twice I gotta give you at least a hug."

When the cancer survivor got on the stage, she received not one, but TWO hugs from the veteran performer. See the heartwarming moment (below)!

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It's Dangerous To Sleep With Your Cell Phone?!

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Um… should we not sleep HOLDING our phones then..?

The California Department of Public Health issued an unexpected warning on Thursday reminding people that — though causation has not been definitely confirmed — studies have suggested that long term cell phone use may be linked to:

-brain cancer
-lower sperm counts
-headaches and effects on learning and memory, hearing, behavior, and sleep.

The best suggestion for safety the CDPH has is to keep your phone at a distance, like using a headset while talking (check), setting the phone somewhere away from you while downloading or streaming (how does that work?), and carrying it in a bag rather than your pocket or inside your bra (yes, it really says that).

Related: Twitter Responds To FCC Voting To Kill #NetNeutrality!

But the most surprising one to us was something we'd never even considered!

"Don't sleep with your phone in your bed or near your head. Unless the phone is off or in airplane mode, keep it at least a few feet away from your bed."

Um, what?

If you sleep with your phone inches away from your head like so many of us do, mayyyyybe time to rethink that.

[Image via E!.]

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John McCain Hospitalized Over 'Normal Side Effects' From His Cancer Treatment

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Senator John McCain is back in the hospital.

On Wednesday, the Arizona senator's office released a statement to explain that McCain was hospitalized in order to deal with side effects related to his cancer treatment. Specifically, the seasoned politician is currently checked in at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy."

Related: Meghan McCain Just Got Married At Her Father's Ranch!

The statement elaborated:

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Watch As Joe Biden Consoles Meghan McCain Over Her Father's Cancer — The Same Kind That Killed Biden's Son

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Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, you can't help but be moved by this moment…

On Wednesday, Joe Biden paid a visit to The View where cohost Meghan McCain immediately got choked up when discussing the former Vice President's late son Beau.

Related: Meghan McCain Just Got Married At Her Father's Ranch!

In July, father John McCain was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, which also claimed Beau's life.

When the 33-year-old began crying, the politician went over and consoled her, adding:

"There is hope… And if anybody can make it, your dad [can]."

Biden is also optimistic about "breakthroughs that are occurring now," regarding potential treatment options and cures.

"There's a lot of things happening. Any of you who have somebody who is diagnosed with gliobastoma, which is about as bad as it gets, there's breakthroughs that are occurring now… And it can happen tomorrow."

WATCH the emotional clip (below):

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