Val's brutally frank admission was made just as he's finished wrapping a current series of new films, after stepping away from the cameras in 2014. He denied lingering health issues after Michael Douglas
declared in Oct. 2016 that "things don't look so good"
for his former costar. Val still managed to show a sense of humor while admitting how illness has ravaged his voice. "Right now," he said, "I'm like Frankenstein talking like this!"