The medical problems of the player who played ‘Screech’ began when he found a huge lump in his throat.
Courtesy | For four seasons, he was part of the main cast of the popular series.
After being hospitalized in Florida last weekend, Dustin Diamond, the star of the 1990s series “Rescued Bell,” was diagnosed with stage IV cancer.
Diamond’s representative confirmed for the magazine Fun Week (EW) who is already on treatment.
He added that the player will issue a statement once he has a formal diagnosis.
For now, he said the situation is serious, and while tests continue, Diamond will remain hospitalized.
“He’s on chemotherapy, so he’ll be there for at least another week, and then we’ll find out when he gets home. For next week, we will have a much better understanding of the seriousness of his condition and the treatment he will need to feel comfortable, ”he explained to the publication.
A spokesman said the 44-year-old interpreter was very ill when he entered the hospital because he could not even stay conscious.
“He was on his own and out of himself, he felt sleepy and tired. In addition to all this, he also has herpes, so it hurt a lot, ”he added.
However, he confirmed that by this Thursday he was already feeling a bit better.
According to another of his representatives, Diamond’s health problems began when he found a huge lump in his throat.
Meanwhile, the player’s team of representatives posted on his account Facebook an address where their fans can send physical mail, and an email account where they can also write email.
“We ask everyone to respect Dustin’s privacy at this difficult time. We appreciate all the positivity and prayers, “he demanded a statement on the social network.
A demand for fame
Diamond is best known for his role as nerdy boy Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers in the iconic show “Saved by the Bell”.
Diamond was in charge of reviving the intelligent boy for four years, from 1989 to 1993.
For four seasons, he was part of the main cast of the popular series, and later joined the spin-off of the film “Saved by the Bell: The College Years”.
Unfortunately, after this success, everything changed for the actor and he became a very controversial character in the entertainment industry.
Although she had a few appearances on television, the most talked about was her participation in a porn video in 2006, with which she restarted her career.
He directed it himself, and admitted in an interview that it was not he among the most explicit scenes, but a stuntman.
In 2009, the actor released “Behind the Bell,” a story about the cast of the show, in which he portrayed several actors in a negative light.
In 2013, Diamond admitted that the book was created by a writer who interviewed him and compiled the book from his responses.
It is for this reason that many parts of the book were made from his statements.
In late 2014, Diamond was arrested in Wisconsin for tampering with a switch he allegedly pulled during an argument at a bar where a man was stabbed.
Amanda Schutz, his fiancée, who was also charged with misconduct in connection with the incident, was found guilty and fined $ 500.
On May 29, 2015, Diamond was convicted of two misdemeanors, with concealed weapons and misconduct.
He was acquitted of the most serious accusation, which recklessly endangered public safety.
A month later, he was sentenced to four months in prison; of these he served only three months, and was paroled.
However, his probation officer ruled that Diamond had violated conditional conditions and was arrested in May 2016.
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