Former Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has cancer.
Earlier this week, the news was confirmed that Diamond was hospitalized for a mysterious condition after feeling full body pains. Diamond’s team confirmed the actor’s diagnosis on Thursday.
“We can confirm that Dustin does have cancer,” the actor’s rep shared with PEOPLE. “It’s very serious, though we are still waiting for more details, which we will have shortly.”
“He’s in a lot of pain,” the rep added.
Diamond’s rep shared further details about the diagnosis to Entertainment Weekly revealing that he is “undergoing chemo” for cancer and will remain at the hospital for “at least another week and then we will figure out when he gets to come home.”
“By next week, we’ll have a much better understanding of the severity of his condition and what treatments he will need so that he’s comfortable,” the rep continued, adding that when Diamond first arrived at the hospital he was “was fading in and out, feeling sleepy and tired.”
“On top of all this,” his rep said, “he also has shingles, so he’s been in a lot of pain.”
Diamond is best known for his role on the hit classic ’90s sitcom Saved by the Bell where he played the role of Screech. The show has made a comeback recently in the form of a reboot with NBC’s Peacock, however, Diamond did not play a role in the new series.