Kathy Griffin shared with her fans on Twitter Tuesday that she had a successful surgery.
“Wow! I’m so grateful for all the love you guys are sending me,” Griffin wrote on her social media account. “My cancer surgery went well yesterday. Phew.”
Griffin also revealed she had been “nervous” to talk about her pill addiction and her suicide ideations.
Comedian Kathy Griffin revealed she was diagnosed with stage one lung cancer Monday on social media. The ‘Pulp Fiction’ actress updated fans Tuesday saying her surgery relating to the cancer ‘went well.’ (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Equality Now)
“I was very nervous about opening up on @Nightline re my suicidal ideations and my prescription pill addiction,” the actress wrote alongside a photo of her Alcoholics Anonymous medallion marking one year of sobriety. “This keychain means the world to me. One day at a time.”
Griffin had revealed Monday that she had a mass on her lung for years that had recently grown in size and was having surgery to remove it. The comedian said her doctors were “optimistic” about her recovery.
“The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung. 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. 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,” she said.
Griffin went on to remind people to “stay up to date” on their medical check-ups.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).