Hollywood’s enduring red menace Kathy Griffin revels in picking fights with A-list celebrities and controversial politicians — but now she’s in the fight of her life against cancer.
The 60-year-old was in surgery Monday to remove a tumor from her lung, two weeks after she got the shocking diagnosis — made even more surprising because she has never smoked.
The veteran standup comic — and infamously proud Emmy and Grammy winner — broke the news in a detailed post on social media this morning, writing: “The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung.”
Adding that she didn’t think she’d need chemotherapy or radiation after the operation, she said, “I should be up and running as usual in a month or less.”
In a bombshell interview with ABC’s “Nightline” secretly recorded last week and set to broadcast Monday night, Griffin recalled how she felt upon first hearing her cancer news.