Katie Griffin reported that she had lung cancer and had surgery to remove half of her left lung.
“I have to tell you something. I have cancer, “a 60-year-old man tweeted on Monday, August 2.” I am going to have surgery to remove half of my left lung. Yes, I have lung cancer, although I have never smoked! “
She continued, “The doctors are very optimistic because this is the first stage and it is in my left lung. Hopefully after that there will be no chemotherapy or radiation and I will have normal breathing. I should be ready to go as usual in a month or less. It’s been a hell of four years trying to get back to work, making you laugh and entertaining you, but I’ll be fine. “
“Of course, I am fully vaccinated against COVID,” the comedian added. “The consequences of not being vaccinated would be even more serious.”
Katie also encouraged others to visit their doctors. “Please be aware of your medical examinations. It will save your life. “
– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 2, 2021
Celebrities including Ross Matthews, Nikki Glazer, Andie MacDowell, Laverne Cox and many others hastened to send their good wishes after its announcement.
“Wow, so brave. My heart is wide open for you, ”Andy shared on Instagram. “Thank God you found him early and recovered safely.” Michael Rapaport commented: “RECOVERY RATE” next to a few red hearts.
In an interview with Nightlineis airing tonight, said Katie coanchor Juju Chang She was the diagnosis was made just a few weeks ago.
“I’m still a little shocked,” she admitted. “As my friend said,“ How many punches in the balls can you take? “And I’m like,” My nuts are pretty tough, but that’s a problem. “
Katie is married to a longtime boyfriend Randy Beek… Grace and Frankie star Lily Tomlin performed duties surprise ceremony January 1, 2020 and wife Lily, Jane Wagner, also attended as a witness.
Katie took to social media to announce her plans to tie the knot just after the clock struck midnight. She later tweeted: “The whole ceremony lasted just under 14 minutes … LOVE IT! We promised you atypical. We’re in love and can’t stop laughing. Thank you @LilyTomlin and Jane Wagner! “
Nightline airs on ABC at 12:35 pm ET.