Comedian Katie Griffin “got rid of cancer” and now speaks several octaves higher. She is also very happy that she will not be “canceled”.
The comic shared the good news during a performance on Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
In August, an alert comedian said she was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer and had to have half of her lung removed. Lung surgery went well in August, and on Tuesday she lived to talk about it.
The jubilant star popped onto the Kimmel stage and started dancing when she arrived, then immediately began explaining about her changed voice.
“I underwent surgery, you won’t believe it. So, I have never smoked, but I have lung cancer. In August, half of my left lung was removed. I’m not even joking, ”she told Kimmel.
“They put the endotracheal tube too roughly on my vocal cord, so now I’m like Minnie Mouse meeting Marilyn Monroe,” she joked, returning to Monroe’s signature Happy Birthday program.
Griffin said her voice would heal, but for now, she’s enjoying the change.
“I think I’m two octaves higher,” she said. – May be. I know he’s taller than Mariah Carey.
Griffin said her tumor had been there for 10 years, but doctors successfully removed it. Days after the August surgery, Griffin said in an Instagram video that her voice was still very hoarse, a half-whisper in a rough, barely recognizable voice.
She joked that her new name should be “Diva Half a Lungoria,” and reveled in what was recently discovered by young gay fans who were not involved in her infamous 2017 photo shoot controversy.
She mused about “not being canceled very slowly” after her career took a major hit when she participated in eerie pictorial criticism of then President Donald Trump.
Appearing in Kimmel as part of the fifth season of the HBO comedy The Search Party, Griffin joked, “I think I’m an actress again, guys.”
Kimmel, who described Griffin as “an extremely hardy man,” said he was one of the few to reject her career end and called her “not officially canceled.”
Griffin also felt obligated to explain which designer tracksuit she wore for the TV commercial, complete with a Gucci belt bag and trainers, revealing to the suit-clad Kimmel that she is now “curvy” after gaining 20 pounds during the COVID pandemic. 19 and does not fit. in dresses of size 2.
“I’m chubby or naughty, but I look rich,” she joked, adding that she was inspired by the revision of The Sopranos and “brought out that” aesthetic.