Kathy Griffin Reveals She Has Lung Cancer & Will Undergo Surgery

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Kathy Griffin just shared some devastating news with her followers.

The comedian and actress announced she has lung cancer.

"I've got to tell you guys something. I have cancer," she posted on her Instagram account. "I'm about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed," the note continued. "Yes, I have lung cancer even though I've never smoked!"

Griffin's doctors "are very optimistic" that the cancer is in the early stages, she said. On the post, she encourages her followers to stay up-to-date on their medical checkups.

In July 2017, Griffin shaved her head in honor of her sister Joyce who was battling cancer; her sister died that September. Griffin also lost her brother Gary to cancer in 2014.

We're sending our love and prayers to Kathy Griffin.

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