Dustin Diamond, best remembered as Saved By The Bell’s nerdy pal “Screech”, is reportedly battling Stage 4 cancer.
Diamond checked into a Florida hospital that weekend after experiencing pain all over his body from shingles and general discomfort. The cancer was then discovered and he’s now on his first round of chemotherapy in hopes of fighting it back.
The actor had a spotty career after Saved By The Bell ended in 2000. He has appeared in several low budget films, made TV cameos, and has appeared on several reality shows. His only triumph was an appearance on the reality show Celebrity Boxing on Fox, in which he won his match in a convincing way.
Diamond also wrote a scrapbook, Behind the Bell, in 2009, detailing the smut on the show’s backstage antics. This may be why the Peacock reboot of the show, which debuted in November 2020, didn’t reclaim him.