Dustin Diamond of “Saved By the Bell”
; has been hospitalized – and cancer seems to be the likely prognosis … TMZ has learned.
Dustin’s team tells us he was hospitalized in Florida last weekend after feeling pain all over his body and a general feeling of restlessness. We are told that he was taken to the hospital, where the doctors are running a series of tests to find out what exactly is wrong with him.
Our sources say his medical team is concerned that it is cancer and they are conducting a biopsy to get answers. We are told that Dustin’s family has had a cancer history – his mother died of breast cancer – but it is unclear what kind of cancer they suspect in his case.
Dustin is most famous for playing Screech on 4 seasons of ‘SBTB.’
Interestingly, he was not reworked to restart the show on Peacock – it seems he and his former cast have been running since they wrapped up the shooting in ’92.
We talked to Dustin for too long about why he was not logged on for the new iteration – he did not know why, but made his argument for why Screech should arise. Unfortunately, since the show was launched, there is no sign of him.