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Louie Anderson hospitalized with blood cancer

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Comedian and Baskets Emmy winner Louie Anderson is in a Las Vegas hospital undergoing treatment for blood cancer. Glenn  Schwartz, a rep for the 68-year-old tells ABC Audio that Anderson was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma, which is a common, and potentially curable version of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The legendary comic, who has also starred in movies including Coming to America, and numerous comedy specials, saw his career hitting a later-in-life high point in 2016, with an Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy for his role of Christine Baskets, the mother to Zach Galifianakis‘ dual role as twin brothers in FX’s comedy Baskets. He was nominated three other times for the role. 

A spokesman noted Anderson is “resting comfortably.”

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