Merlin Griffith announced in 2021 that he is fighting colon cancer. Doctors discovered a tumor of 4.5 cm in size, in the third stage. This means that cancer cells have been found in the lymph nodes surrounding the tumor, but there are no other metastases to lymph nodes or organs located further away. He said in an interview with the “Sunday Mirror” newspaper last September, that he has been undergoing severe treatment for a year. His response to a cancer diagnosis was: “Oh my God, I have cancer. But I’m not going to let it control me.”
In April, the TV personality underwent another crucial surgery to remove the tumor. He had a stoma and was allowed to leave the hospital a week later. But now all of a sudden, after a few months, a new update on his health has appeared. On Monday, June 27, Griffiths posted the photo below on his Instagram account, using the hashtags “complications” and “bowel cancer”. What exactly is going on remains unclear.
Griffiths became instantly famous as “The Bartender” from the dating show “First Dates”. He mixed cocktails for nervous guests and chatted with them while they were eager to meet their blind date.
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