Kathy Griffin revealed today that she was diagnosed with lung cancer and will undergo surgery to have half of her left lung removed.
“I have to tell you something,” the comic wrote on Twitter today. “I have cancer. I am about to have surgery to remove half of my left lung.” Later in the message, he assures his followers: “I will be fine.”
Griffin, 60, who says she has never been a smoker, said doctors “are very optimistic” about her outcome, noting that the cancer is “stage one” and contained in her left lung. “Hopefully there will be no chemotherapy or radiation after this and I should have normal breathing function.”
She said she hopes to be up in a month or less.
The actress, apparently referencing the controversial career-threatening photo showing her holding the fake severed head of then-President Donald Trump, wrote: “It’s been a tremendous 4 years, trying to get back to work, making you laugh. and entertaining you, but I’ll be fine. “
Griffin noted that she is fully vaccinated against Covid, otherwise her situation could have been even more serious. Please keep up to date with your medical checkups. It will save your life. “
See Griffin’s full message below.
– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 2, 2021