'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer
The actor who played Screech is now undergoing chemo
Published Jan 14, 2021After being hospitalized last weekend, Dustin Diamond — the actor best known for playing Screech in Saved by the Bell — has confirmed he's been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
The actor's rep confirmed the news to TMZ, telling the site that Diamond is now undergoing chemotherapy at a hospital in Florida. According to the rep, Diamond has cancer throughout his body, with doctor's first discovering the disease after finding a lump in his throat.
Apparently, Diamond is also currently battling shingles.
As previously reported, cancer runs in Diamond's family, and his mother died of breast cancer.
While Saved by the Bell recently returned for a revival series, Diamond did not participate. He infamously released a 2009 tell-all book called Behind the Bell, alleging that there was drug use and sleeping around on the set of the hit '90s show. He later apologized to his castmates.