Diamond has been hospitalized in Florida after being riddled with pain all over his body and a general sense of unease.
Dustin Diamond is an actor, director, stand-up comedian, best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers on the Saved by the Bell franchise.
Diamond has led a somewhat tumultuous life as an adult, filing for bankruptcy in 2001 and appealing to the public to buy t-shirts that read "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house" (spelling "Screech" with an extra E for copyright reasons) in order to raise $250,000 and avoid foreclosure on his house. In 2006, he released his sex tape, Screeched: Saved by the Smell, which he also directed. In 2014, Diamond made headlines again following an altercation at a bar in Wisconsin that found him with a switchblade and another man stabbed. He was then convicted of two misdemeanors, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, and served time in prison.
On January 12, 2020, TMZ learned that Diamond had been hospitalized in Florida after being riddled with pain all over his body and a general sense of unease. TMZ was told he was taken to the hospital, where docs are running a number of tests to figure out what exactly is wrong with him. The likely prognosis seems to be cancer.
'We'll have a better answer after all the tests are done,' Diamond's team said to Yahoo Entertainment. 'But they are doing a ton of tests on him. We're just hoping for a speedy recovery.'
Diamond's medical team is conducting biopsy tests to get answers, but there is a family history of cancer. Though unclear what type of cancer his doctors suspect, his mother died of breast cancer.Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.