October 18, 2021
Kathy Griffin reveals lung cancer diagnosis, will undergo surgery: 'Doctors are very optimistic'

Kathy Griffin reveals lung cancer diagnosis, will undergo surgery: ‘Doctors are very optimistic’

Kathy Griffin is encouraging followers to remain updated on medical check-ups as she reveals a stage 1 lung cancer analysis.

In a statement on social media Monday morning, the comic, 60, introduced that she will undergo surgical procedure to have a part of her left lung eliminated, including that she “hopefully” will not must have chemotherapy or radiation therapies afterward.

“I’ve got to tell you guys something. I have cancer. I’m about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed. Yes, I have lung cancer even though I’ve never smoked!” Griffin wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung. Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing. I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.”

“It’s been a helluva 4 years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I’m gonna be just fine,” she continued, including, “Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious. Please stay up to date on your medical check ups. It’s save your life. XXOO, KG.”

In March 2020, Griffin had a well being scare when she skilled COVID-19-like signs amid the pandemic, at one level visiting the emergency room after experiencing “unbearably painful” symptoms, together with nausea, diarrhea, chills and a sore throat. On the time, she posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed carrying a masks.

The star married longtime beau Randy Bick on New 12 months’s 2020 in what she described alongside a clip on Twitter on the time as a ceremony lasting “just under 14 minutes.” Griffin’s video of the nuptials was solely of the primary minute or so, and confirmed Lily Tomlin officiating.

Again in 2017, Griffin made headlines when she shaved her head to face in solidarity along with her sister Joyce as she underwent chemotherapy whereas battling cancer. In a sequence of photographs posted on Twitter, Griffin posed alone and topless in entrance of bushes outdoor, smiling with satisfaction and holding her proper hand on her naked head.

The comic’s mom Maggie died in March 2020. A 12 months earlier than, in January 2019, Griffin had revealed that her mom had been identified with dementia.