Kathy Griffin Reveals She Has Lung Cancer and Will Undergo Surgery: ‘I’ve Never Smoked’


Kathy Griffin revealed she has lung cancer and will be undergoing surgery to remove half of her left lung.

“I’ve got to tell you guys something. I have cancer,” the 60-year-old tweeted on Monday, August 2. “I’m about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed. Yes, I have lung cancer even though I’ve never smoked!”


— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 2, 2021

She continued, “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. 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 comedian added. “The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious.”

Kathy also encouraged others to go to their doctors. “Please stay up to date on your medical checkups. It’ll save your life.”

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