Saved By The Bell star Dustin Diamond has actually been identified with cancer and is receiving treatment in hospital, his team have actually verified.
The 44-year-old actor, who is best understood for his function of Screech in the 90s US comedy, is comprehended to have fallen ill last week.
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Following his early TV popularity, the actor controversially released a self-directed sex tape in 2006.
In 2009 he composed a tell-all book about his time in the teen comedy, later on stating much of the salacious details were exaggerated by his ghost-writer.
Diamond later on appeared on the UKs 12th series of Celebrity Big Brother however was kicked out in the third week.
In 2015 he invested three months in jail after being convicted of disorderly conduct and carrying a hidden weapon following a bar fight in Wisconsin.
Diamond got in the Celebrity Big Brother house in September 2013
Diamond played nerdy partner Samuel Screech Powers in the initial Saved By The Bell throughout 4 seasons, from 1989 to 1993.
He likewise appeared in 1992 TV film Saved By The Bell: Hawaiian Style, and revivals The New Class and The College Years.
However, Diamond did not appear in the most recent 2020 revival series which starred numerous of the programs original stars.
A post on his main Facebook page read: “At this time we can validate that Dustin does have cancer. Dustin will disclose more info once it is offered and a strategy moving on is made.”
They also supplied an address for fans to send out letters and cards, including that “positivity and prayers are appreciated”.
Diamonds agent Roger Paul verified the medical diagnosis, and informed Sky News: “It is severe and we are waiting on more tests to see what we require to do next.”
Star site TMZ said the actor had very first found a swelling in his throat, causing the diagnosis.
He asked that “everybody keep Dustin in their prayers and thoughts”.