Kathy griffin he is recovering after surgery to have part of his left lung removed.
The 60-year-old comedian shared an update on her health via Instagram, five days after the procedure.
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“My voice is very hoarse and I don’t want to scare people.” she joked in the clip, shared on Saturday. “I’m laughing, it’s just that notion [is funny]. “
“For whatever reason, I’m laughing at everything now. And if it’s horrible, I’m laughing a lot more!” Griffin added.
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Last week, Griffin announced that he was diagnosed stage one lung cancer and would have surgery to have his left lung removed. The comedian said he “had never smoked” before his diagnosis.
“Doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and it is contained in my left lung,” he said in the statement Monday. “Hopefully, I won’t get chemotherapy or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing. I should be up and running as usual in a month or less.”
Two days after the procedure, Griffin updated his fans on his health status and the beginning of your recovery.
“To be honest, this cancer surgery was a bit more than I had anticipated. Tonight will be my first night without narcotic pain relievers. Hello Tylenol, my new best friend!” she wrote Wednesday on Instagram. “The last time I was in a hospital was in June 2020 when I tried to kill myself and overdosed on prescription pills.”
She added: “With over a year clean and drug free, now I know that I can do whatever I want without those devil pills. You know what? I fear drugs and addiction and more than I fear cancer. So I think I’ll be fine. “
After his surgery, Griffin appeared in a pre-recorded interview on ABC News’ Nightline, which was filmed last week, to talk about his battle with lung cancer, along with his dark chapter with addiction.
“I thought, ‘Well, I don’t even drink … Big deal, I take a couple of pills every now and then, who doesn’t?'” Griffin said in the TV interview. “Plus my age was a big part of it. I mean, who hits rock bottom and tries to take their own life at 59? It’s almost a joke, right? And by the way, one day, this will all be comedy. Believe me … I was laughing to stay alive. And what I found is that I felt that if I can’t make others laugh, then I have no purpose for living. There is no reason to live. “
“The irony is not lost on me that, just over a year ago, all I wanted to do was die. And now, all I want to do is live.”
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