News | Entertainment
7 Mar 2021 0:59
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond has been hospitalised and is thought to be battling cancer

    The 44-year-old actor – who played Samuel "Screech" Powers in the hit sitcom – was taken to hospital in Florida over the weekend after feeling pain all over his body and a general sense of unease, TMZ has reported


    Sources have told the publication doctors are still running tests to determine what exactly is wrong with him, but his medical team are believed to be concerned it could be a result of cancer.

    Dustin’s family reportedly has a history with the potentially life-threatening disease, and he previously lost his mother to breast cancer.

    As of the time of writing, Dustin is yet to issue a statement on his hospitalisation, but a representative did confirm reports.

    They said in a statement: “Yes it is true he is in the hospital. We are awaiting more tests and then we can comment. Please say your thoughts and prayers for him.”

    The actor is best known for his role in ‘Saved by the Bell’, which he starred in from 1988 until the main show ended in 1993, before he went on to reprise the role in each iteration of the franchise, including ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’, in which he appeared as Bayside High School’s principal.

    Dustin finished that role in 2000, and has not played the character since, as he was not asked to return to the current reboot, after allegedly falling out with the main cast when he seemingly slammed the show in a tell-all book.

    However, Dustin recanted the statements in the book in 2013, when he claimed they were exaggerated from answers given to a ghost writer who penned the book.

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     06 Mar: Ella Bleu Travolta has landed a lead role in upcoming film 'Get Lost'
     06 Mar: Elizabeth Olsen's mom has only just learned the name of her Marvel Cinematic Universe character
     06 Mar: Whitney Cummings has had a tribute to Jennifer Aniston tattooed on her foot
     06 Mar: Paul Bettany had to be careful about what he ate while shooting 'WandaVision' because of his tight-fitting costume
     06 Mar: Tim McGraw finds it "sad" watching his daughters grow up
     06 Mar: Mariah Carey is being sued by her brother
     06 Mar: Joe Exotic has promised not to "hold back anything" in his memoir
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Life on the farm with her family is Rebecca Mahoney's main priority More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A big brand change for Christchurch events company Vbase - is going to come with an equally big price tag More...



     Today's News

    Auckland:
    Investigations will continue tomorrow at the scene of a car fire in Flat Bush, east Auckland 23:37

    Christchurch:
    The road has reopened after a fatal collision between a car and a motorcycle on Governors Bay Teddington Road in Christchurch 21:37

    Entertainment:
    Ella Bleu Travolta has landed a lead role in upcoming film 'Get Lost' 21:31

    Living & Travel:
    Two Lotto tickets each now worth half-a-million dollars are the biggest winners in tonight's draw 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Elizabeth Olsen's mom has only just learned the name of her Marvel Cinematic Universe character 21:01

    Entertainment:
    Whitney Cummings has had a tribute to Jennifer Aniston tattooed on her foot 20:31

    Entertainment:
    Paul Bettany had to be careful about what he ate while shooting 'WandaVision' because of his tight-fitting costume 20:01

    Entertainment:
    Tim McGraw finds it "sad" watching his daughters grow up 19:31

    Entertainment:
    Mariah Carey is being sued by her brother 19:01

    Law and Order:
    As Auckland moves down Alert Levels this weekend, some people are being reminded they will need to remain in isolation 18:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd