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Comedienne Kathy Griffin has been diagnosed with lung cancer, despite "never smoking", and will undergo surgery to have part of her left lung removed.

The 60-year-old comedienne took to Instagram on Monday to reveal she has new onset stage one cancer in her left lung and will have half of her left lung removed today, Aug. 2.

Kathy wrote:

"I've got to tell you guys something. I have cancer. I'm about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed. Yes, I have lung cancer even though I've never smoked! The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung. Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing."

The Glee star is hopeful that she will make a full recovery after surgery and predicted she will be "up and running around as usual" within a month.

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She added:

"I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less. 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 was fully vaccinated months before her cancer diagnosis.

She went on to praise the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, saying:

"Of course I am fully vaccinated for Covid. The consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious. Please stay up to date on your medical check ups. It'll save your life. XX00, KG."

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A few minutes after U.S. President Donald Trump began his press conference in the White House briefing room, Secret Service burst into the room and hustled him out.

Television viewers and reporters were left stunned by the abruptness of Trump's departure on Monday evening.

As rumors spread on social media, there were reports that a man had been shot near the White House.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin took to Twitter to assure her followers she had nothing to do with the reported shooting outside the White House.

"It wasn't me," tweeted the 59-year-old comedian, minutes after news of the shooting broke.

About 20 minutes after his abrupt departure, Trump returned to the White House briefing room and revealed the details of the shooting to the press.

"There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I'd like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work," he said.

When asked if the White House had been breached in any way, he replied: "I don't think the person breached anything. I don't believe anything was breached." Trump added that he was not taken to the White House bunker underground.

Griffin is no fan of Donald Trump. She notably shared footage of herself with a severed Donald Trump head art piece in 2017, which sparked a wave of outrage and resulted in her being blacklisted.

The funnywoman lost endorsement deals and was removed from her co-hosting duties of CNN’s New Year's Eve coverage as a result of her actions.

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