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I have lung cancer – Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin has announced she has lung cancer.

Gatekeepers News reports that American comedian and actress, Kathy Griffin has taken to her verified Instagram page to announce she has lung cancer.

The announcement comes years after Griffin shaved her head in solidarity with her sister who was undergoing chemotherapy.

The comedian began the note she posted on her Instagram page with, “I’ve got to tell you guys something. I have cancer.

“I’m about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed,” the note continued. “Yes, I have lung cancer even though I’ve never smoked!”

She noted that her doctors “are very optimistic” because the cancer is its stage one and contained in her left lung.

Griffin in the note, said she will not have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation, adding that she should “be up and running around as usual in a month or less.”

While referencing a backlash that followed a controversial photoshoot she did holding a fake, bloody head that resembled Donald Trump, she wrote, “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 ended the note by encouraging her fans to stay up-to-date on their medical checkups.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the US.

In July 2017, Griffin shaved her head in honour of her sister Joyce who was battling cancer. Her sister later died in September 2017. Griffin had earlier lost her brother, Gary to cancer in 2014.

Her mother Maggie, who had her own fan base thanks to her famous daughter, died in 2020 at the age of 99 after suffering from dementia.

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