Former “Saved By the Bell” star Dustin Diamond has been admitted to hospital with an as yet undiagnosed illness, TheWrap has confirmed.
TMZ first reported the news Tuesday that Diamond was hospitalized in Florida over the weekend “after feeling pain all over his body and a general feeling of restlessness.” Representatives of the actor later told E! News that doctors believe that a cancer diagnosis is “probable”, but that tests are still being performed to determine the cause.
A spokesman for the actor confirmed to TheWrap that Diamond has been hospitalized but was unable to provide any update on his condition.
Diamond rose to fame in the 90s as one of the stars of the original “Saved By the Bell”. He starred as Samuel “Screech” Powers in all four seasons of the NBC comedy alongside Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Lark Voorhies, Dennis Haskins, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez. He also returned for both the spinoff series “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” and “The New Class.”
Diamond was the only original cast member not invited back to the recent reboot of “Saved by the Bell” on Peacock. His absence is explained by one of the signs referring to the fact that Screech lives on the International Space Station with a robotic sidekick.