Kathy Griffin announces she has lung cancer

Kathy Griffin speaks onstage on November 01, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for PEN America)

Comedian Kathy Griffin says she has stage one lung cancer.  The comedian revealed her diagnosis in a Twitter post on Monday.

 Griffin said she's undergoing surgery to have half her left lung removed.

"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," the 60-year-old wrote. "Yes, I have lung cancer even though I’ve never smoked!"

Griffen says the cancer is "contained" and her doctors are "very optimistic" about her recovery.

"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. 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," she said.

The Emmy-winner also mentioned how important it is to "stay up to date on your medical check ups" and get vaccinated for COVID-19.