Is Kathy Griffin OK? Comedian will undergo surgery to have 'half of left lung removed'

Kathy Griffin said in her statement that she 'has cancer even though she never smoked'


                            Is Kathy Griffin OK? Comedian will undergo surgery to have 'half of left lung removed'
As soon as the news broke out, fans and well-wishers flooded Kathy Griffin's comment section, wishing her luck and asking her to stay strong (Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards)

Comedian Kathy Griffin announced Monday, August 2, that she is suffering from stage 1 lung cancer. The comedian took to her social media handles to inform her followers about the diagnosis. Kathy further informed that she's undergoing surgery to have half of her lung removed. 

“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, " her statement read. The comedian further said that her recovery might take about a month. As soon as the news broke out, fans and well-wishers flooded the comments section, wishing her luck and asking her to stay strong.

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Kathy Griffin (Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

Kathy Griffin said in her statement that she 'has cancer even though she never smoked'. Her statement further read, "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.” She added, “I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less. It’s been a helluva four years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I’m gonna be just fine. Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious.” Griffin concluded her statement by saying, “Please stay up to date on your medical check ups. It’ll save your life. XXOO, KG.”



 

'Get well soon, Kathy'

Fans took to Twitter to show their support and wished Kathy Griffin 'all the luck and love' in the world. One user wrote, "Oh, Kathy!! Incredulous and hard to say out loud, isn’t it? I’ve no doubt you’ll come through even stronger. Should you need an understanding ear to ramble on it, I’m happy to oblige (having been there). Your humor will be a godsend for ya. Sending Love!!" Another tweeted, "Kathy, You’ve got a ton of support from every corner of the earth because you rock. Sending prayers and much love. #YouGotThis" One tweet read, "I’m very sorry, Kathy. Get well soon." Another user wrote, "I'm totally in shock. Almost thought you were posting this for someone else. I had to read it again. I'm terribly sorry you are going through this horror. Many a prayer dear!"



 



 



 



 

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