Actor Dustin Diamond -
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The concerns of Dustin Diamond's doctors were confirmed by the tests.
The actor of
Saved by Gong
is indeed suffering from cancer.
This is what “Team Dustin” announced in a post on the star's Facebook account.
“We can now confirm that Dustin has cancer.
Dustin will give you more information when it becomes available and he has made a plan for what he intends to do (…) We ask everyone to respect Dustin's privacy at this difficult time.
All the positivity and prayers are appreciated, ”the post read, which also encourages fans to send letters and emails of support to the cult series' unforgettable Screech.
According to E!
News, the treatment to cure the disease of the actor would have already started.
TMZ also claims that Dustin Diamond spotted a lump in his throat, and after feeling pain all over his body last weekend, he ended up going to the hospital, where the diagnosis was made.
It is still unclear what type of cancer the star suffers from, but according to TMZ, the disease is at a fairly advanced stage, since the publication speaks of "phase 4", that is to say that it has already passed to the metastatic phase.
I connected with Dustin earlier this evening and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we remain positive that he'll overcome this.
Praying for him & his family and for a speedy recovery.
God Bless pic.twitter.com/zRKioFvhMl
- Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) January 15, 2021
Of all the stars of
Saved by Gong
, only Mario Lopez (Slater) reacted publicly to this sad news, indicating that he had reconnected with his colleague on Thursday and that he remained optimistic about his chances of beating the disease. .
Unlike Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez and Lark Voorhies, Dustin Diamond did not participate in the reboot of the program, which has been broadcast since last year on Peacock, NBC's streaming platform.
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