Mario Lopez is sending prayers to his Saved by the Bell co-star Dustin Diamond within the wake of his most cancers prognosis.
Lopez took to social media Thursday, shortly after information of Diamond’s prognosis was revealed by sources near him.
“I linked with Dustin earlier this night and though the information of his prognosis is heartbreaking, we stay constructive that he’ll overcome this,” Mario captioned photos of the pair on each Instagram and Twitter.
“Praying for him & his household and for a speedy restoration. God Bless.”
Dustin’s most cancers prognosis was revealed on his Fb web page.
“Right now we are able to verify that Dustin does have most cancers,” his staff posted.
“Dustin will disclose extra data as soon as it’s out there and a plan shifting ahead is made… We ask everybody to respect Dustin’s privateness throughout this tough time. All positivity and prayers are appreciated.”
If you want to ship a card or letter, the identical submit contains the next deal with:
Insurance coverage King
C/O Dustin Diamond
127 N. Alpine Rd
Rockford, Il 61107
“We ask at the moment no autograph requests be despatched to this deal with as that isn’t what it’s for. We ask everybody to respect Dustin’s privateness throughout this tough time,” the submit concludes.
“All positivity and prayers are appreciated.”
TMZ reported earlier this week that Diamond had been “feeling ache throughout his physique and a common sense of unease” earlier than he went to the hospital.
Exams have been subsequently carried out, and it was revealed that his household had a historical past of most cancers.
Whereas Dustin’s staff didn’t share particulars of what sort of most cancers the actor has, TMZ revealed on Thursday that it’s stage four and that he has already began remedy.
One other replace on the star’s situation got here courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, which reported Diamond is “present process chemo” and can stay on the hospital for “no less than one other week after which we’ll work out when he will get to return residence.”
“By subsequent week, we’ll have a significantly better understanding of the severity of his situation and what remedies he’ll want in order that he is snug,” his rep informed the publication.
Diamond “was fading out and in, feeling sleepy and drained,” when he arrived on the hospital.
Diamond is greatest recognized for enjoying Samuel “Screech” Powers, a task he first performed on the 1988 Disney Channel sequence, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, earlier than reprising it within the Saved by the Bell franchise.
The unique sequence aired from 1989 to 1993 and the star additionally appeared in a number of spinoffs.
The franchise was revived final yr on NBC Common’s streaming service, Peacock, and introduced lots of the unique forged again.
Diamond was not approached to return, however the sequence did point out him in one of many episodes.
“Screech is so fortunate he and Kevin get to dwell on the Worldwide House Station, so he does not must take care of all this,” A.C. Slater, performed by Lopez, stated in one of many episodes.
Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.