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 may have been caused by staying in cheap hotels.
The Saved by the Bell star was recently diagnosed with stage four small cell carcinoma, commonly referred to as advanced lung cancer.
The 44-year-old actor is reportedly puzzled by how he got this cancer as it is normally caused by smoking and he is not a smoker, according to TMZ.
Interesting: Dustin Diamond fears his cancer may have been caused by staying in budget hotels
Diamond is said to travel the country for several stand-up comedy gigs and performances, which he believes may be part of the reason behind his cancer diagnosis.
His representatives told TMZ that Dustin is wondering if staying in cheap hotels for work could have caused the disease, as he fears some may have had asbestos, which he may have inhaled.
“Dustin believes some of these spots may have had mold or asbestos … that he could have inhaled, causing cancer,” the publication reported.
Legend: Dustin hilariously portrayed Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers in the hit ’90s teen sitcom Saved by the Bell
Meanwhile, Dustin’s team recently confirmed that the actor – who starred as Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers on the hit sitcom – has now completed his first round of chemotherapy and said he will be undergoing physical therapy soon.
They also insisted that he had a positive outlook and is looking forward to spending more time with his girlfriend after he was hospitalized last week.
Diamond reportedly had ‘been in a lot of pain’ during his health battle.
Staying Strong: Dustin recently completed his first round of chemotherapy and said he will be undergoing physical therapy soon
A source said: ‘It’s not right, it’s not right at all. He will be in the hospital for a while. He is now through his treatments. It’s hard, it’s very difficult. He is in a lot of pain, but still has courage.
He’s just suffering right now. He has his ups and downs where he is great one minute, but then he can be in a lot of pain – tears. It’s such an emotional time. ‘
According to Variety, NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock recently confirmed that a second season was in the works for the Saved by the Bell reboot.
Dustin and Dennis Haskins, who played lead character Belding, were the only two lead characters who did not return to the new show.
No Dice: Dustin and Dennis Haskins, who played protagonist Belding, were the only two main characters not to return to the new show