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Kathy Griffin Announces She Has Lung Cancer


Last year, after President Donald Trump was hospitalized due to the coronavirus, there were several high profile individuals who celebrated the fact that he was suffering.

One of those individuals was Hollywood actress and comedian Kathy Griffin.

Griffin posted a tasteless tweet last year following President Trump’s hospitalization which read:

“Is he dead yet? I have shit to do. Thx.”

Luckily, President Trump pulled through, saving Griffin from having to live with the guilt of wishing death upon a sick man. 

Unfortunately for Kathy Griffin, she recently announced that she has lung cancer.

She went in for surgery and had to have half of her left lung removed.

CNN broke the story on Kathy Griffin's announcement that she would have to have cancer surgery:

Years after Kathy Griffin shaved her head in solidarity with her sister who was undergoing chemotherapy, the comedian and actress has announced she has lung cancer.

“I’ve got to tell you guys something. I have cancer,” Griffin began a note posted Monday on her verified Instagram account.

“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!”

Griffin’s doctors “are very optimistic” that the cancer is stage one and contained to her left lung, she said.

The star’s expectation is that she will not have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation and that she should “be up and running around as usual in a month or less,” the note read.

Many took notice of the fact that Kathy Griffin was not so kind when President Donald Trump was hospitalized due to Covid-19, nor was she kind towards Rush Limbaugh, who eventually succumbed to lung cancer himself.

Kathy Griffin's Response to President Trump's Hospitalization

Despite Kathy's tasteless tweet following President Trump's hospitalization last year, Many political opponents of hers are taking the high road.

Many of them wished Kathy a speedy recovery.

Thankfully, Kathy's cancer surgery went well.

Fox News shared more on the update following her surgery:

"Wow! I’m so grateful for all the love you guys are sending me," Griffin wrote on her social media account. "My cancer surgery went well yesterday. Phew."

Griffin also revealed she had been "nervous" to talk about her pill addiction and her suicide ideations.

"I was very nervous about opening up on @Nightline re my suicidal ideations and my prescription pill addiction," the actress wrote alongside a photo of her Alcoholics Anonymous medallion marking one year of sobriety. "This keychain means the world to me. One day at a time."

Griffin had revealed Monday that she had a mass on her lung for years that had recently grown in size and was having surgery to remove it. The comedian said her doctors were "optimistic" about her recovery.


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