‘Saved By the Bell’ Star Dustin Diamond Hospitalized, Sources Believe He May Have Cancer
You remember ‘Screech‘ from Saved By the Bell, right? Tell me you do, because if you don’t, that means I’m older than I’d like to believe.
Dustin Diamond played the goofy Screech character on the hit early ’90s sitcom. Ever since the show ended, Diamond hasn’t had the best life. In 2006, he released his own sex tape, Screeched – Saved by the Smell. He even directed the damn thing, which is truly bizarre, but he needed money.
He filed for bankruptcy back in 2001 and in 2014 he was arrested in Wisconsin for possession of a switchblade knife, which he reportedly pulled during a bar fight. He was later convicted on two misdemeanor charges. He was sentenced to four months in prison, and he ended up serving three months with an early release.
So yeah, his life hasn’t exactly been easy since his starring role on the show, and now it looks like it’s going to get even more complicated.
According to a recent report, the 44-year-old actor was hospitalized this week in Florida after complaining of pain all over his body and a general feeling of uneasiness.
Our sources say his medical team is concerned it’s cancer, and they’re conducting a biopsy to get answers. We’re told Dustin’s family has a history of cancer — his mother died of breast cancer — but it’s unclear what kind of cancer they suspect in his case.
His team confirmed that doctors are running a number of tests and that they should have answers in a few days.
Hopefully their suspicions are wrong, ’cause it does kinda seem like Diamond was turning his life around. At age 44, maybe he’s finally growing up. Maybe there is a chance he could make a comeback! Ya’ never know.
We’re certainly wishing him the best, and as always, f**k cancer.