Scrubs actor Sam Lloyd diagnosed with lung cancer and brain tumour
Sam Lloyd has been diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumour.
The character actor, best known for his role as Ted in popular sitcom Scrubs, discovered that he had a brain tumour midway through January.
He had surgery the following day, only to find that the tumour was too intwined to be removed. The cancer had metastasised from Sam's lungs, and was also in his spine, jaw, and liver.
The 55-year-old's family have said that both Sam and his wife Vanessa have been "incredibly positive" since his diagnosis.
"Humour and laughter, which have been a huge part of Sam’s life, will undoubtedly help him with what lies ahead," they said on a GoFundMe page.
"Just hours after being diagnosed, Sam was cheering on his beloved New England Patriots in his hospital room.
"When the nurse asked him to “cheer quieter,” Sam politely nodded. When the nurse left the room, Sam turned to Vanessa and his friends and said, “What are they gonna do? Kill me?”"
Sam and Vanessa recently welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Weston.
Their friends and family explained that the couple will need to put work on hold during the coming months as they face medical, childcare, and various other expenses.
They have set up the fundraiser to support Sam and his family during this time.
"Sam is, simply put, a sweet, kind, and generous soul," they wrote. "Through his music and acting, and most of all his friendship, he has blessed all of our lives immeasurably."
"Throughout his wonderful life, including his more than 30 years in Los Angeles, Sam has perfected the fine art of friendship."
You can find Sam's GoFundMe page here.