Dustin Diamond‘s most cancers has been identified as stage IV small-cell carcinoma, Us Weekly can verify.
Small-cell carcinoma is an aggressive type of lung most cancers. Treatments for the uncommon situation, which is often attributable to smoking, can embody surgical procedure if the tumor is sufficiently small, in addition to chemotherapy.
On January 12, a publicist for the 44-year-old actor confirmedthat he was being hospitalized in Florida with an undisclosed sickness. Two days later, the Saved by the Bell alum’s staff revealed that he was identified with most cancers. “At this time, we are able to verify that Dustin does have most cancers,” an announcement posted on his Facebook web page learn. “Dustin will disclose extra data as soon as it’s accessible and a plan shifting ahead is made.”
His rep later advised Us that Diamond could have stage IV, however they have been ready to “verify it with the docs” earlier than talking on his precise situation.
A supply solely revealed to Us that Diamond’s sickness has been difficult thus far. “It’s not good, it isn’t good in any respect. He’s going to be within the hospital for some time. He’s getting via his therapies now. It’s powerful, it’s extremely laborious,” the insider stated. “He’s going via quite a lot of ache, however he nonetheless retains his spirits up. Right now, he is simply struggling. He has his ups and downs the place he is nice one minute, however then he might be in quite a lot of ache — tears. It’s such an emotional time.”
The supply stated that the previous baby star has been capable of depend on family members for assist, including, “Those near him attempt calling him day by day to attempt to cheer him up. He has a handful of people who find themselves in his shut circle — his girlfriend being one in all them. They do not know when he can go dwelling.”
Despite previous rigidity following his Behind the Bell tell-all ebook based mostly on his expertise engaged on Saved by the Bell, Diamond has obtained public assist from his former costars Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen.
“I linked with Dustin earlier this night and though the information of his analysis is heartbreaking, we stay constructive that he’ll overcome this,” the Access Hollywood host, 47, wrote on Instagramalongside two pics of the pair collectively over time. “Praying for him & his household and for a speedy restoration. God Bless.”
The Beverly Hills, 90210alum, 46, posted a photograph of Diamond on her Instagram Story, writing, “Thinking of you, Dustin.”
TMZ was the primary to report the replace on Diamond’s situation.
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