Dustin Diamond is in a lot of pain amid his battle against cancer.
The 44-year-old actor – best known for his role in Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers in Saved By The Bell – was rushed to the hospital in Florida earlier this month after feeling pain all over his body, and it was later confirmed he was suffering from the stage. Fourth of cancer.
Dustin Diamond is in a lot of pain amid his battle against cancer
Now, the sources said, the actor will “ stay in the hospital for a while ” as he undergoes treatment, going through “ ups and downs ” both physically and emotionally.
The insider said: ‘It’s not good, it’s not good at all. He will stay in the hospital for a while. He’s going through his treatments now. It is difficult, it is very difficult.
“He’s in a lot of pain, but he’s still keeping his spirits high. Right now, he’s just suffering. He’s got his ups and downs where he’s cool for one minute, but then he can feel intense pain – tears. It’s emotional time.”
But Dustin has the full support of his loved ones, who “call him every day” to make sure he’s well.
Source added to Us Weekly Magazine: Those close to him try to call him every day, trying to make him happy. He has a few people in his close circle – his girlfriend was one of them. They have no idea when he can go home.
A sad development: The 44-year-old actor – best known for his role as Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers in Saved By The Bell – was taken to the hospital in Florida earlier this month after feeling pain all over his body, and was later confirmed that he Suffering from stage 4 cancer
Dustin was reported to be hospitalized on January 12, after which, a representative for the actor confirmed the news.
His rep said: ‘At this time we can confirm that Dustin has cancer. Dustin will reveal more information as soon as it becomes available and create a plan going forward.
We ask that everyone respect Dustin’s privacy during this difficult time. All positivity and prayer appreciated.
The Dustin team also provided fans with mailing and email addresses to send messages to the actor to send their support, but they emphasized that it should not be used for signature requests.
It comes after former SBTB star Mario Lopez said he was “praying” Dustin would defeat cancer.
Tough setback: Dustin was reported to be hospitalized on January 12, after which, a representative for the actor confirmed the news. His rep said: ‘At this time we can confirm that Dustin has cancer. Dustin will reveal more information as soon as it becomes available and create a plan going forward
The 47-year-old actor has taken to Instagram to express support for his friend.
Along with some throwback photos with his former co-star, Mario – who played AC Slater in the sitcom – he wrote, “ I reached out to Dustin earlier this evening, and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we remain positive that he will overcome. on this. . Pray for him and his family for a speedy recovery. God bless you.’
The news of Dustin’s cancer diagnosis was revealed on January 14th when the cast released a statement via Facebook and promised to reveal “ more information as soon as it becomes available. ”
His hit show: On Saved By The Bell; (lr) Mario Lopez as Albert Clifford Slater, Dennis Haskins as Sir Richard Building, Lark Voorhees as Lisa Turtle, Tiffany Thysen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkeley as Jesse Spano, Mark Paul Gosselaar as Zachary Zack Morris, Diamond As screaming powers
Almost 20 years ago: The star seen in 2002 celebrating NBC’s 75th anniversary at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City
In the statement, the team said: “ At this time, we can confirm Dustin has cancer. [He] You’ll reveal more information as soon as it becomes available and create a plan going forward.
The team requested that “everyone respect Dustin’s privacy during this difficult time.”
The statement added: “All positivity and prayer are appreciated.”
A spokesman for the actor described the diagnosis as “dangerous” and confirmed that he was in stage 4, but made clear that Dustin was still being tested at the hospital and would be there “for a while”.
The actor added: ‘He’s undergoing chemotherapy so there will be at least another week and after that we will find out when he comes home.
The Good Days: Thyssen, Gosselaar, Diamond and Lopez in 1996
Prayers please: Lopez “prays” Dustin will defeat Cancer. The 47-year-old actor has taken to Instagram to express support for his ex-star, Saved by the Bell, whose team recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 of the disease; Seen in 2016
By the next week, we will have a much better understanding of the severity of his condition and the treatments he will need in order to feel comfortable.
Dustin is said to be feeling “fine” at the moment, which is a huge improvement compared to when he was in the hospital.
The spokesman said: ‘He was fading and coming out, feeling sleepy and tired. On top of all this, he also had shingles, so he was in a lot of pain.
Another representative explained to the actor that his problems began with “a huge lump in his throat”.
Another show: Diamond and Courtney Stodden on Celebrity Big Brother in 2013