Dustin Diamond fears stage four lung cancer was caused by ‘mold or asbestos’ in hotel rooms he stayed in while traveling the country
Dustin Diamond fears his cancer could have been caused by staying in cheap hotels.
The Saved by the Bell star was recently diagnosed with stage four small cell carcinoma, which is commonly referred to as advanced lung cancer.
The 44-year-old actor is reportedly puzzled by how he got this type of cancer as it’s normally caused by smoking and he is not a smoker, according to TMZ.
Interesting: Dustin Diamond fears his cancer could have been caused by staying in cheap hotels
Elizabeth Berkley, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Ed Alonzo, Dustin Diamond, Dennis Haskins, Mario Lopez, and Lark Voorhies are pictured in Saved by the Bell in 1989
Diamond would travel the country for various stand-up comedy gigs and appearances, which he believes may be part of the reason behind his cancer diagnosis.
His representatives told TMZ that Dustin is questioning whether staying in cheap hotels for work could have caused the illness, as he fears some may have had asbestos, which he may have breathed in.
‘Dustin believes some of these spots might have had mold or asbestos … which he could have breathed in, causing his cancer,’ the publication reported.
Legend: Dustin hilariously portrayed Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers on the popular ’90s teen sitcom, Saved by the Bell
Meanwhile, Dustin’s team recently confirmed the actor — who played as Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers in the hit sitcom — has now completed his first round of chemotherapy, and have said he will be undergoing physical therapy soon.
They also insisted he is keeping a positive outlook and is looking forward to spending more time with his girlfriend, after he was hospitalized last week.
Diamond was reportedly ‘going through a lot of pain’ amid his health battle.
Staying strong: Dustin recently completed his first round of chemotherapy, and have said he will be undergoing physical therapy soon
A source said: ‘It’s not good, it’s not good at all. He’s going to be in the hospital for a while. He’s getting through his treatments now. It’s tough, it’s very hard. He’s going through a lot of pain, but he still keeps his spirits up.
‘Right now, he’s just suffering. He has his ups and downs where he’s great one minute, but then he can be in a lot of pain — tears. It’s such an emotional time.’
NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, recently confirmed a second season was in the works for the Saved by the Bell reboot, according to Variety.
Dustin and Dennis Haskins, who portrayed principal Belding, were the only two main characters to not return to the new show.
No dice: Dustin and Dennis Haskins, who portrayed principal Belding, were the only two main characters to not return to the new show