“Saved By The Bell” Star Dustin Diamond Battling Stage IV Cancer: Report

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The iconic “Saved By The Bell” sitcom that aired every Saturday on NBC during the 90’s was a hit show kids watched heavily. Viewers fell in love with the comedic cast that consisted of characters Zack Morris, Slater, Lisa Turtle, Kelly, and more.

One of the more adorable characters was played by Dustin Diamond. The role of Screech say Diamond as a goofy, but lovable nerd that provided many jokes during episodes. According to TMZ, a representative for the 44-year-old actor has come forward to announce that Diamond is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment at a Florida hospital to combat stage IV cancer, calling the diagnosis “serious.”

“He’s undergoing chemo so he will be there at least another week and then we will figure out when he gets to come home,” said Diamond’s rep. “By next week, we’ll have a much better understanding of the severity of his condition and what treatments he will need so that he’s comfortable.” He added that the actor is feeling “fine” today, but admitted his health is not the best.

“He was fading in and out, feeling sleepy and tired. On top of all this he also has shingles, so he’s been in a lot of pain,” explained the rep. While the type of cancer hasn’t been revealed, Entertainment Weekly reports that another rep for Diamond added that the actor has “a huge lump on his throat.

The Saved By the Bell franchise was revamped by Peacock with the members of the original cast, but Diamond is not apart of it. On the show, Screech is referenced but it’s said that he’s spending his time with his robot on the “International Space Station.”