Saved by the Bell alum Dustin Diamond has been identified with Stage four small cell carcinoma, generally known as superior lung most cancers.
Diamond’s rep, Roger Paul, confirmed the information in a written assertion on Thursday.
“Dustin has accomplished his first spherical of Chemo and his subsequent spherical is being scheduled. He will even start his bodily remedy quickly,” the assertion learn.
“Dustin is wanting ahead to spending extra time along with his girlfriend, enjoying his bass guitar/video video games, in addition to making movies for his followers on social media. We’re forwarding the letters/playing cards to him to learn within the hospital.”
An insider instructed Us Weekly the star’s well being battle has been very difficult to this point.
“It is not good, it is not good in any respect. He’ll be within the hospital for some time. He is getting by way of his therapies now. It is powerful, it is very onerous,” the supply mentioned. “He is going by way of loads of ache, however he nonetheless retains his spirits up. Proper now, he is simply struggling. He has his ups and downs the place he is nice one minute, however then he will be in loads of ache — tears. It is such an emotional time.”
“He is going for testing. He hasn’t been feeling effectively. He is at an undisclosed hospital in Florida. We hope for a speedy restoration,” Paul mentioned.
Diamond was taken to hospital in early January after experiencing ache “throughout his physique” and “a common sense of unease.” Sources additionally revealed that Diamond’s household has a historical past of most cancers — his mom died of breast most cancers.
Diamond rose to fame for his function as Samuel “Screech” Powers on Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the Disney sitcom that later turned Saved By The Bell. He continued his function from 1989 to 1993 and would play his Screech for numerous reboots. He was additionally a part of the film Saved By The Bell: Hawaiian Type in 1992 and the sequel Saved By The Bell: The Faculty Years the next 12 months.
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Final 12 months’s Saved By The Bell reboot didn’t embody Diamond, regardless of numerous different castmates like Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley returning to the present.
Saved by the Bell airs solely on Stan.
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