Kathy Griffin is speaking out on her recovery process. The controversial comedian underwent surgery to remove part of her left lung. Griffin revealed recently that doctors diagnosed her with lung cancer. Now, Griffin is offering an update for her followers.
In a video on Instagram, the comedian detailed what the recovery process has been like for her. According to Griffin, she’s on the mend but she’s also feeling the effects of the surgery. Griffin said she, fortunately, hasn’t lost her voice due to the surgery, although she is also hoarse.
“My voice is like, really hoarse and I don’t want to scare people,” she joked.
Griffin has tried to keep her spirits high by focusing on comedy and laughter.
“I’m laughing, it’s just even that notion [is funny],” Griffin added. “For some reason, I’m laughing at everything now. And if it’s horrible, I laugh way more!”
Previously during the week, Griffin discussed how difficult things have been since the surgery. She said she was no longer taking prescription painkillers for the pain.
“To be honest, this cancer surgery was a little more than I had anticipated. Tonight will be my first night without any narcotic painkillers. Hello Tylenol, my new best friend!” she wrote at the time. “The last time I was in a hospital was in June 2020 when I tried to take my own life and overdosed on prescription pills.”
Kathy Griffin And Her Health Scare
Last week, Kathy Griffin revealed she planned to undergo surgery to remove tumors on her lung. She said a portion of her left lung would be removed. But doctors were optimistic about Griffin’s prognosis, catching the cancer in stage one. Griffin was shocked to develop cancer, having never smoked before.
“The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung,” she noted in the statement. “Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing. I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.”
Griffin wanted her fans to know that she will be just fine. Additionally, she hoped that her followers would learn from her story and that she could help others. She urged people to get medical checkups and that her diagnosis could have been a lot worse.
“It’s been a helluva 4 years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I’m gonna be just fine,” Griffin wrote. “Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious. Please stay up to date on your medical checkups. It’ll save your life. XXOO, KG”