Comedian Kathy Griffin shares cancer diagnosis
The comedian has said that her doctors are "very optimistic" as the cancer is in stage one.
Kathy Griffin has revealed that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer. The 60 year-old told her social media followers that she will undergo surgery to have part of one of her lungs removed.
Griffin has said that her doctors are "optimistic" as the cancer is localised in just one lung.
Taking to Twitter and Instagram, Griffin wrote: "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!"
She 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.
"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."
The comedian added that if she had caught Covid-19, her condition would be more severe.
She wrote: "Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious."
Kathy signed off the message by urging her followers to attend regular health check ups.
"Please stay up to date on your medical check ups," she wrote. "It'll save your life."
Kathy has sadly lost two siblings to cancer. In 2014, her brother Gary passed away from esophageal cancer. Three years later, her sister Joyce died following a cancer diagnosis.
Kathy had famously shaved her head in solidarity with her sister as she underwent treatment.