Dustin Diamond’s difficult battle with cancer has caused him a great deal of pain.
“It’s not good, it’s not good at all,” an insider described to Us Weekly in an update on Diamond’s health. “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,” the source said of the Saved by the Bell alum. “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.”
The insider adds that the 44-year-old, who was diagnosed with cancer a week ago, has been receiving support from a few of his loved ones. “Those close to him try calling him every day to try to cheer him up,” they added. “He has a handful of people who are in his close circle — his girlfriend being one of them. They have no idea when he can go home.”
As we previously reported on January 12, Diamond was hospitalized in Florida with an unknown illness. Days later, his rep confirmed the child star has cancer, with multiple outlets reporting the disease may be in its fourth stage.
“At this time we can confirm that Dustin does have cancer. Dustin Will disclose more information once it is available and a plan moving forward is made,” a post from Diamond’s Facebook account revealed. "We ask everyone to respect Dustin’s privacy during this difficult time. All positivity and prayers are appreciated."
Us Weekly reports that, as of Tuesday (January 19), doctors “still haven’t confirmed” whether Diamond is fighting stage IV cancer. “We all know it is, but we’re waiting for a firm confirmation,” an insider told the outlet. “Then from there, we can see what the future is.”
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