Co-players from Saved by the Bell express their support for the sick Dustin Diamond. The actor, who played Screech in the American hit series from the 1990s, has cancer and is in hospital.
Mario Lopez, A.C. Slater in the series, shared two pictures of him with Dustin on Instagram. “I spoke to Dustin earlier this evening. The news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, but we remain positive that he will recover from this,” he writes. He prays for Dustin and his family for a smooth recovery.
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Also actress Tiffani Thiessen, who played the role of Kelly Kapowski, wishes Dustin much better. On her Instagram Story, she shares a picture of the 44-year-old actor. “I think of you, Dustin,” she writes.
A spokesman for Dustin earlier stated that the actor initially felt a lump in his neck. In the hospital, it turned out that the cancer has spread to the rest of his body. The actor was admitted to the hospital last weekend where the diagnosis was made and the doctors immediately started chemotreatment.
Dustin is the only cast member from the original series not featured in the Saved by the Bell reboot currently broadcast in the US on streaming service Peacock. After the end of the sitcom and successor The College Years, the actor did not get many roles anymore. However, he performed as a stand-up comedian every now and then.