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Comedian Kathy Griffin announces she has lung cancer even though she never smoked

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Kathy Griffin arrives at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Brave red-headed comedian Kathy Griffin, 60, revealed on Twitter on Monday that she will undergo surgery for stage one lung cancer.

Griffin said she has never smoked, and that doctors are optimistic because the cancer appears to be contained in her left lung-half of which she is getting removed.

“I should be up and running around in a month or less, “she added.” It’s been a helluva 4 years, trying to get back to work, making you guys laugh and entertaining you, but I’m gonna be just fine.”

Griffin says her life became consumed by the consequences of the Trump photoshoot.

Griffin said she was spiraling after her career took a nose dive and actually sought out treatment for a prescription pills addiction.

She was encouraged by her husband to check into a facility and get clean.

It’s not clear which one of the two main types of cancer Griffin has been diagnosed with.

Griffin is staying optimistic and humble about her healing journey.

Fans on Twitter have been sending her kind words and encouragement during this tough time for the comedienne.