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'Saved by the Bell' Actor Dustin Diamond Struggles To Find Cause Behind Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jan 25, 2021
07:30 P.M.
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American actor and stand-up comedian Dustin Diamond has been finding it hard to come to terms with his lung cancer diagnosis and revealed that he does not smoke.


Having the doctor tell you that you have stage 4 cancer can be crushing news even for someone as famous and enlightened as "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond.

Diamond was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer, small cell carcinoma, commonly found in heavy smokers. However, the diagnosis has left the actor confused.

Dustin Diamond visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 16, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images


The "Saved by the Bell" actor, Diamond, is struggling to ascertain the exact cause of his cancer as he does not smoke. Different speculations are said to be going through his mind.

Sources close to the stand-up comedian say that he suspects his rigorous work schedule, which has seen the actor travel worldwide over the last twenty years.


His close friends revealed that Diamond had had a stressful life traveling over the country for acting engagements. His living condition for most of his travels has not been so pleasant.

Diamond reportedly believes that some of the hotels he slept in might have had mold or asbestos, which he could have breathed in and have caused him cancer.

Although the skies seem dark for Diamond, his fans are confident that he will emerge stronger and better.


According to reports, the 44-year-old actor who also doubles as a director has already completed his first-round chemotherapy and is awaiting the second round of treatment.

Doctors are said not to have been able to have found the cause of the comedian's cancer, but most believe that it is hereditary since his mother died from breast cancer.


Representatives of the former child actor made the news of his diagnosis public via a Facebook post. According to reports, Diamond's illness has been challenging for him so far.

The actor is said to be relying on his loved ones' support and love to get through this dark time of his life. His friends and co-stars have also been around Diamond to support and help him through this.

Dustin Diamond at the opening performance of "Bayside! The Musical!" at Theatre 80 St. Marks on September 11, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images


Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen, his "Saved by the Bell" co-stars, sent love to Diamond and wished him a speedy recovery. Lopez reportedly said that he spoke with Diamond and believes the actor can overcome his battle with the disease and come back stronger.

Other co-stars have reached out to the actor and have sent him the help he needs. His friends and family are standing strongly by him. Although the skies seem dark for Diamond, his fans are confident that he will emerge stronger and better.