Saved By the Bell Star Dustin Diamond “Likely” Facing Cancer Diagnosis!
According to reports, Dustin Diamond may be facing cancer amid a hospitalization. Read on…
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CelebnHealth247.com reports that Saved by the Bell alum, Dustin Diamond, 44, may be facing cancer.
Dustin Diamond’s team confirmed the star was hospitalized in Florida this past weekend after feeling pain.
The team further noted:
Cancer is likely the prognosis…though doctors are still running tests to figure out what is wrong.
The actor famously portrayed Samuel “Screech” Powers in all four seasons of Saved by the Bell, as well as seven seasons of the spin-off, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and two TV movies. He last appeared in the short film, Catching Up, released in February 2020.
Yahoo Health reports:
However, the actor was the only main original cast member not to reprise his role for NBC’s recent revival, which debuted on Peacock in November 2020. Screech’s absence was explained on the show during the eighth episode when A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) quipped, “Screech is so lucky he and Kevin get to live on the International Space Station, so he doesn’t have to deal with all this.”
Behind the scenes, Diamond, who has had run-ins with the law in recent years and served jail time in 2016, has not kept in touch with many of his famed co-stars.
In 2019, Mark-Paul Gosselaar told Andy Cohen he last spoke to Diamond in 1994–much like Elizabeth Berkley later echoed.