We have an upgrade on Dustin Diamond’s cancer diagnosis.
Tragically, nevertheless, it’s not a positive one.
It sounds as if the actor remains in a great deal of trouble, and could truly utilize all the prayers you can summon for him– both at the minute and also moving forward.
As formerly reported, Diamond was hospitalized earlier this month with what his agents believed at the time to be cancer.
They ended up being appropriate.
On January 14, a post in Diamond’s Facebook page stated that he had this disease, however did not reveal quite else.
” Dustin will divulge more information once it is offered and a strategy moving forward is made,” this message read.
Diamond, of course, is best known for having played the character of Samuel “Screech” Powers on Saved by the Bell.
Due to numerous confrontations with the law, nevertheless, as well as differences and arguments with his fellow cast members, he was the only initial star NOT to be asked to appear on the program’s revival.
This revamped version of the sitcom premiered late last year on Peacock and was recently restored for a second season.
Back to Diamond’s present circumstance, though …
The Saved by the Bell alum is still in the hospital– and has actually been diagnosed with stage 4 little cell cancer.
Small-cell carcinoma is an aggressive type of lung cancer.
Treatments for the unusual condition, which is commonly caused by smoking cigarettes, can include surgery if the tumor is little enough, along with chemotherapy.
TMZ reports, however, that Diamond’s cancer started somewhere else in the star’s body and has since metastasized in his lungs.
Diamond has gone through one round of chemotherapy and will quickly start the next.
He’s going to be in the healthcare facility for a while.
” He’s going through a lot of discomfort, however he still keeps his spirits up. Right now, he’s simply suffering.
” He has his ups and downs where he’s terrific one minute, however then he can be in a great deal of pain– tears. It’s such an emotional time.”
This same tabloid expert said that the previous kid star has been able to depend on loved ones for assistance, reporting:
” Those close to him attempt calling him every day to try to cheer him up.
” He has a handful of individuals who remain in his close circle– his sweetheart being one of them.
” They have no idea when he can go home.”
So really unfortunate.
While Diamond is no longer in touch with the majority of his ex-castmates, Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen have actually both connected considering that the dreadful news went public.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, for instance, posted a picture of Diamond on her Instagram Story, composing:
” Thinking about you, Dustin.”
As for Lopez?
He posted images of himself and Diamond on social networks and wrote as a caption to them last week:
” I connected with Dustin previously this evening and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we stay positive that he’ll conquer this.
” Wishing him & his household and for a quick healing. God Bless.”