Saved By the Bell’s Dustin Diamond’s hospitalization is ‘serious’ but docs ‘don’t know’ just how bad it is yet
DUSTIN Diamond’s hospitalization is "serious but doctors don’t know how bad the situation is yet," reports say.
The Saved by the Bell star, 44, was rushed to hospital in Florida over the weekend and his team confirmed the news on Tuesday as he reportedly battles "cancer."
"It's serious, but we don't know how serious yet," his spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly.
"He's at an undisclosed hospital in Florida and will probably go home after treatments. We just want him to get well soon."
The sitcom star has yet to confirm reports that he was diagnosed with cancer, however.
Dustin is best known for playing Samuel "Screech" Powers on the massively popular show Saved By the Bell, a role he had for four seasons spanning 11 years.
According to TMZ, the TV actor , 44, found himself in a Florida hospital with "pain all over his body."
Diamond's family "has a history of cancer," as his mom died of breast cancer.
However, it is not yet known the type of cancer the 44-year-old is suspected to have.
It is also not know how long he has been sick or when he first started reporting symptoms.
Dustin is yet to issue a personal statement about his reported illness as of Wednesday.
However, the actor's representative confirmed the reports of his hospitalization. .
A statement on behalf of Diamond reads: “Yes it is true he is in the hospital.
"We are awaiting on more tests and then we can comment. Please say your thoughts and prayers for him.”
His former co-stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, and Lark Voorhies were recasted for the Saved by the Bell reboot on Peacock – but Dustin was not called back.
The stars have distanced themselves from Dustin, especially since he has been quite controversial in the years since.
Back in December 2014, Dustin was arrested after he was involved in a bar fight and he was eventually found guilty on two misdemeanor offenses and was sentenced to four months in prison.
Two years later he was arrested again for taking an Oxycodone pill and violating the terms of his probation, according to CNN.
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