Kathy Griffin reveals lung cancer diagnosis, says she’s also in recovery for drug addiction! Kathy Griffin has lung cancer and underwent surgery Monday to have the mass removed. She shared the health news along with detailing a secret pill addiction she’s privately been battling, which got so dark she attempted suicide in 2020.
The 60-year-old comedian announced her cancer diagnosis on Monday on social media, noting that it is stage one and that her doctors “are very optimistic.”
“I’ve got to tell you guys something,” the star of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List began her post. “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 continued, “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.”
She added, “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’ll save your life.”
The star also noted “it’s been a helluva 4 years, trying to get back to work,” while dealing with backlash from her infamous 2017 photo shoot mocking former President Donald Trump and losing her mother Maggie and sister Joyce, “making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I’m gonna be just fine.”
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Kathy Griffin reveals lung cancer diagnosis. Kathy Griffin reveals lung cancer diagnosis