Scrubs Cast Pledge To Help Ted After The Actor Was Diagnosed With Lung Cancer And Brain Tumour

The world was devastated when news broke that the actor that played Ted in Scrubs, Sam Lloyd, had been diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumour.

To make matters even worse, Sam and his wife Vanessa had only just welcomed their first child a few weeks ago.

But even though it's the worst news imaginable, some of his former work mates have pledged to help the 55-year-old with the cost of his treatment, medical bills and childcare.

Scrubs frontman Zach Braff, who played J.D. wrote on Twitter: "Tragic news from our beloved Sam (aka, Ted the Lawyer). I will of course be getting involved. Please send him your love."

This was off the back of the show's creator Bill Lawrence, who added: "This is Sam. He was Ted on SCRUBS. He's a pal. Just had his first baby. Get involved if you can.I am."

Kate Micucci, who played the character Stephanie Gooch for six episodes in the show also said: "My pal Sam is fighting cancer. He played Ted on SCRUBS. He's an incredible person and a new dad. Please donate if you can."

They, along with Donald Faison, who played Dr Turk, have all shared the GoFundMe, which has collected a whopping $65,000 (£50,000) in just one day.

Sam and his wife only just welcomed a baby last month. Credit: GoFundMe
Sam and his wife only just welcomed a baby last month. Credit: GoFundMe

The fundraising site explains how Sam's life went from new dad to hospital visits.

"Midway through January, Sam began to experience headaches and he had lost 10 pounds. He figured the headaches were caused by the lack of sleep that came along with his new role as Daddy, and the weight loss seemed like it could easily be the byproduct of a busy schedule - Sam had spent the better part of 2018 going back and forth to Vermont to care for his ailing mother, Marianna.

"On Thursday, January 17th, as his headaches grew stronger, Sam decided to go to the doctor. The doctor thought the pain might be sinus-related so he ordered a CT Scan. The scan revealed a mass on Sam's brain.

"Within a day, he was in brain surgery. Unfortunately the tumour was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn't remove it.

"By Sunday, Sam and Vanessa were informed that the cancer in his brain had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw.

"In the face of this devastating news, Sam and Vanessa have been incredibly strong and positive. Humour and laughter, which have been a huge part of Sam's life, will undoubtedly help him with what lies ahead.

Many people have donated what they can, knowing that it'll go towards a guy who has entertained them for years.

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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