Kathy Griffin, 60, Reveals Lung Cancer Diagnosis After ‘Never’ Smoking: ‘Doctors Are Optimistic’

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Comedy icon Kathy Griffin opened up to fans to let them know that she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She wrote that hopefully her operation to treat it goes well.

Kathy Griffin, 60, took to social media on Monday August 2 to tell fans that she’d been diagnosed with stage-one lung cancer. She revealed that she’s going to have surgery to have half of her left lung taken out as a treatment. Even though it’s certainly shocking news, Kathy said that her doctors have high hopes for the procedure, and she wants to start bringing her hilarious comedy to fans again.


— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 2, 2021

The comedian said that even though it came as a surprise, her doctors are “optimistic” that she won’t need further treatment. “Yes, I have lung cancer even though I’ve never smoked,” she said. “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.”

Kathy posted about her cancer diagnosis on Instagram. (Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/Shutterstock)

The My Life on The D-List star encouraged fans to get on top of their medical issues, and she mentioned that she is already vaccinated for COVID-19.  “Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences of being unvaccinated would have been even more serious. Please stay up to date on your medical check ups. It’ll save your life,” she wrote.

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