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Kathy Griffin’s lung surgery “went well” following cancer diagnosis


(NOTE LANGUAGE) Kathy Griffin underwent successful surgery following her lung cancer diagnosis.

On Monday morning, Griffin, 60 revealed that she was about to have half of her left lung removed because of the cancer. The comedian’s representative shared an update on her health with Good Morning America on Tuesday.

“Surgery went well and as planned,” the statement read. “Kathy is now in recovery now and resting. Doctors say the procedure was normal without any surprises.”

Before surgery, Griffin elaborated on her diagnosis and treatment plan on social media, writing, “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,” she explained. “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 4 years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I’m gonna be just fine,” Griffin declared.

The comedian recently sat down with ABC News’ Juju Chang to discuss her reaction to her diagnosis, admitting she was “in shock.”

“Once a day, I’ll just turn to nobody next to me and go, ‘Can you believe this s—? Is this a b—- or what?” she said.

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