Mario Lopez shared a heartfelt message after his former Saved by the Bell co-star Dustin Diamond was diagnosed with cancer. He is sending support to Dustin Diamond after his “Heartbreaking” Cancer Diagnosis.
The Extra host shared some sweet photos of the pair on social media. He shared a screenshot of himself and Dustin in a scene from the beloved 1990s sitcom. He also shared a more recent photo of the two pals catching up.
Mario captioned the images on Instagram and Twitter, “I connected with Dustin earlier this evening and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we remain positive that he’ll overcome this,” He also wrote, “Praying for him & his family and for a speedy recovery. God Bless.”
The 44-year-old performer Dustin Diamond is best known for playing gawky. But he is also popular among his fans for the lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on “Saved By The Bell” and several spinoffs. He is synonymous with the Saved by the Bell franchise.
Recently Dustin’s diagnosis was confirmed on his Facebook page. His team posted, “At this time we can confirm that Dustin does have cancer. Dustin will disclose more information once it is available and a plan moving forward is made… We ask everyone to respect Dustin’s privacy during this difficult time. All positivity and prayers are appreciated.”
It is learned that Dustin has already begun receiving treatment. This popular actor was hospitalized in Florida over the past weekend after he was stricken with pain.