Kathy Griffin says her surgical procedure for lung most cancers on Monday “went well.” The 60-year-old comic shared a well being replace Tuesday after the operation to take away a big mass on her left lung. In the social media submit, she mentioned she was “grateful” for the help following her most cancers information in addition to disclosures the identical day that she had privately been battling a tablet dependancy and had made a previous suicide try.
“Wow! I’m so grateful for all the love you guys are sending me,” she started. “Surgery went well yesterday. Phew.”
She went on to admit, “I was very nervous about opening up on @Nightline re my suicidal ideations and my prescription pill addiction. This keychain means the world to me,” she mentioned of the picture displaying the Alcoholic’s Anonymous medallion marking one 12 months of sobriety.
Griffin ended the submit, “One day at a time.”
The star of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List went public along with her lung most cancers analysis through social media on Monday morning. A non-smoker, Griffin mentioned she had lengthy had a mass on her lung, which she had x-rayed each three years. It hadn’t elevated in measurement till lately — to the purpose that half of her lung needed to be surgically eliminated. The most cancers is stage one and contained to her left lung, so docs hoped the surgical procedure would eradicate a necessity for chemo or radiation.
Her rep instructed People on Monday afternoon that she was “out of surgery” and “everything went well, per her doctor.”
But that was half of a narrative. An interview with Griffin ran on Monday’s Nightline in regards to the most cancers analysis, but in addition that she is one 12 months sober after a tablet dependancy.
She mentioned it began amid a number of turbulent skilled years, after her notorious picture shoot mocking former President Donald Trump. She was prescribed Provigil, an amphetamine much like Adderall, adopted by Ambien, a sleep assist, after which painkillers oxycodone and Vicodin for an elbow damage.
At her darkest level, she thought-about suicide and was hospitalized on a psychiatric maintain. That led to a “nasty” detox and finally a sobriety path that features attending Alcoholics Anonymous conferences. She mentioned the attending the conferences, regardless of being a non-drinker her complete life, led the “clouds [to] part.”
Griffin mentioned the restoration time for surgical procedure ought to be a month or much less. She urged individuals to maintain updated with their medical test ups, including, “It’ll save your life.”