American comedian Kathy Griffin is undergoing surgery following a lung cancer diagnosis.
She will have surgery to have half of her left lung removed.
Kathy is encouraging fans to stay up to date on medical check-ups as she reveals a stage 1 lung cancer diagnosis.
The comedian, 60, announced that she will undergo surgery to have part of her left lung removed, adding that she “hopefully” won’t need to have chemotherapy or radiation treatments 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, adding, “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.”
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 2, 2021