Kathy Griffin reports that her lung cancer surgery was a success.
Comedian Kathy Griffin revealed Tuesday that she underwent successful surgery to partially remove one of her lungs, just one day after sharing her cancer diagnosis with fans.
Griffin shared the update with fans on Twitter and alluded to her battles with drugs and attempted suicide, which she discussed during a Monday night interview with ABC’s “Nightline.”
“Wow! I’m so appreciative of all the love you’re sending my way,” the 60-year-old wrote.
“My cancer surgery yesterday went well. Phew. I was terrified of speaking out on @Nightline about my suicidal thoughts and prescription pill addiction.”
The star of “My Life on the D-List” previously revealed that she has stage one lung cancer despite having “never” smoked and that doctors are “very optimistic” she will recover in “a month or less.”
Griffin told ABC News, “Whether I like it or not, I believe I am a resilient survivor.”
“It is not lost on me that a little more than a year ago, all I desired was to die. And all I want to do now is live,” she stated.