Kathy Griffin announces she has lung cancer even though she’s never smoked.
Comedian and actor Kathy Griffin has shared that she has stage 1 lung cancer even though she has never been a smoker.
Griffin, 60, revealed in a tweet on Monday that she is having part of her left lung removed after being diagnosed but is optimistic that she will make a quick recovery.
“I’ve got to tell you guys something,” she wrote. “I have cancer. I’m about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed. Yes, I have lung cancer even though I’ve never smoked! The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung. Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing.”
Griffin estimated that she would be “up and running around as usual” in a month.
“It’s been a helluva 4 years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I’m gonna be just fine,” she wrote. “Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious. Please stay up to date on your medical check ups. It’ll save your life.”