Kathy Griffin had some unfortunate news to share about her health on Monday morning. In a lengthy social media post, she revealed that she has cancer.
“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,” she began. “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.”
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 2, 2021
Griffin then expanded on her expected treatment regimen.
“Hopefully, no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing,” she continued. “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,” she added.
“Of course, I am fully vaccinated for Covid,” Griffin went on. “The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious. Please stay up to date on your medical check ups. It’ll save your life.”
Kathy Griffin, an edgy stand-up comic turned CNN host, experienced a career downturn after going too far with her mockery of then-President Donald Trump. Griffin held up a replica of Trump’s severed head, an anti-Trump antic that got her booted from CNN.
Griffin relived her career setback and life experiences after her satirical and deadly serious attack on the president.
“I was convinced I was never going to work again,” she said. “They threw me under the bus.”
“My lawyer told me that the Secret Service and the Department of Justice were investigating me,” she said. “Wait! What happened to free speech and the first amendment?”
“I was getting death threats all the time,” said Griffin. “The left seemed to embrace many of the Trump critics, but they most definitely turned their back on me. I was toxic. Nobody wanted me.”
This isn’t the first bout with a serious illness that Griffin has faced recently.
“Griffin was hospitalized in March 2020 — just days after her 99-year-old mother died — with ‘unbearably painful’ Covid-like symptoms, but was unable to be tested for the virus due to restrictions at the time,” the New York Post reported.
“In an interview with ‘Nightline’ slated to air Monday night, Griffin admits she was stunned upon receiving the diagnosis about two weeks ago,” the report continued.
“I was definitely in shock,” she said. “I’m still a little bit in shock — not denial — but I still like once a day I’ll just turn to like nobody next to me and go, ‘Can you believe this s–t? Is this a bitch or what?’”