Kathy Griffin Celebrates Easter With An MRI After Lung Cancer Struggle

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Like other celebs, Kathy Griffin also observed Easter, although she did so at the hospital rather than in the comfort of her own home. The 62-year-old actress updated her fans on her health by posting a photo of herself at the hospital while awaiting an MRI.

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Getting An MRI

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The comedian revealed she was having imaging by posting a picture of herself in a hospital bed covered in a blanket.

"Happy Easter??? Getting an MRI"

She captioned the post.

Why She Needed An MRI

Although, Griffin, 62, didn't explain the purpose of her scan but did receive a lot of support from her friends and fans.

Fans Send Their Love

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"Sending you love! ❤️❤️❤️"

Hellorose wrote while Hitch Michael added;

"❤️❤️❤️❤️ when the MRI gets really loud pretend you’re in a bangin’ club. Sending love! ❤️❤️❤️❤️"

Griffin Was Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Hospital beds
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Griffin's most recent trip to the hospital comes after she disclosed her stage 1 lung cancer diagnosis in 2021, despite never having smoked. As she got ready for surgery to remove a portion of her left lung, she said that her physicians "are very optimistic."

How The Procedure Went?

Days later, the "My Life on the D-List" star assured her fans that the procedure had "well" gone but acknowledged that it had taken "more" time than she had planned.

Suicide Attempts

Kathy Griffin talking at a live show
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Griffin, who received death threats after sharing a controversial photo of herself holding former President Donald Trump's severed head in 2017, reportedly revealed her cancer battle around the same time she revealed she had unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide due to a crippling pill addiction, according to Page Six.

Vocal Cord Surgery

However, a few months earlier, in December, when she was having her "second vocal cord surgery," she posted a video of herself inside a hospital.

Effect Of The Lung Treatment

It turns out that she underwent vocal chord surgery after lung cancer treatments made it so that she could no longer speak.

This can be painful for anybody, but given that the stand-up comic depends on her voice for her livelihood, we can only presume it was a very worrying time for her.

On Focusing On Getting Her Voice Back

Griffin released an emotional video right before the treatment on her Instagram page, confessing that she would do "everything" to regain her voice.

Road To Recovery

Kathy Griffin in a closet
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The Oak Park, Illinois native stated in September that she had been attempting to regain her voice following lung cancer treatment.

A Voice Change After Surgery

She had a higher voice during a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a result of the treatments.

On Her Visit To Jimmy Kimmel's Live

Before showing her comedic prowess, she told Kimmel that her voice got damaged;

"But I’m fine, it doesn’t hurt… and the important thing is my boobs are still fabulous,' she said as she shook her chest which elicited cheers from the audience cheer."

Griffin Updates Fans

Griffin, though, returned to social media to post a video after her Easter MRI. This time, she enters strutting joyfully while James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)" is playing in the background.

A Cancer Survivor

She is dressed in a stylish green gown and a half-length jacket and she looks so amazing.

“When your MRI comes back CLEAN!” she declared in the caption.

Then she goes ahead to add some hashtags;

#Grateful #cancersurvivor #lungcancer

Fans Congratulate Kathy On Her Recovery

Kathy Griffin on stage
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We're not the only ones cheering for the actor's recovery; expressions of congratulations were left in her comments by fans as well. As one wrote;

Congrats Kathy!! So exciting. I know its been a long road for you. Go celebrate. ❤️

While another added;

That’s the kind of news i love love love reading!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

When She Started Her Career

Kathy Griffin in a black shirt

Kathy began her television career when she was just 20 years old, and over the course of more than four decades, she has been nominated for and won numerous awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program, the Grammy Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards, the Gracie Awards, and the PGA Awards.

A Record-Breaking Career

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In the course of her career, Kathy Griffin has broken numerous records, including the Guinness World Record for the most television specials shown on any network. She was also the first female comic to debut at the top of the Billboard Top Comedy Albums Chart.

Is There A Second Shot For Kathy Griffin?

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Griffin, meanwhile, has been looking for a career rebirth since her Trump joke went awry in 2017 and wonders who among the canceled gets a second shot.

Fans Can't-Wait For What The Actor Has In Store

Kathy Griffin on stage

We eagerly anticipate the famous icon's rebirth and can't wait to see what she has in store for us.