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Big Bang Theory actor Kate Micucci reveals she’s been diagnosed with lung cancer

Big Bang Theory actor Kate Micucci reveals she’s been diagnosed with lung cancer

She took to TikTok to share the news with her followers

Kate Micucci has revealed she's been diagnosed with lung cancer despite the fact she’s ‘never smoked a cigarette’ in her life.

The 43-year-old actor, who played Lucy in the hit sitcom Big Bang Theory, took to TikTok to share the news, telling her fans it had come as a ‘surprise’. You can see the clip here:

Micucci reassured her followers that she was ‘all good’ following surgery and said it had been caught ‘really early’.

In the clip, Micucci is lying in a hospital bed, where she explains: “Hey everybody, this is not a TikTok, it's a ‘Sick Tok’. I’m in the hospital but it’s because I had lung cancer surgery yesterday. They caught it really early.

“It’s pretty weird, because I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life so uh, you know, it was a surprise.

“But also I guess, also, it happens and so the greatest news is they caught it early, they got it out, I’m all good.

Kate Micucci as Lucy in Big Bang Theory.

“But it’s been a little bit of a trip and I’ll probably be moving slow for a few weeks, but then I’ll be back at it.”

Micucci goes on to say that she’s looking forward to painting again, before joking that she’s rambling because she’s ‘on drugs’ following her operation.

The clip then cuts to the star walking through the hospital in a gown, while hooked up to an IV.

The post was soon flooded with messages of support and well wishes, with one fan writing: “You are the best. Take it easy and heal up. So many people are thinking about you and wishing you nothing but to heal up and get better, including me!”

Another said: “Glad they caught it early. Get lots of rest and be gentle on yourself.”

She reassured fans it had been ‘caught early’.

While a third commented: “Sending positive vibes and wishing you a speedy recovery.”

Although most lung cancer cases are caused by smoking, it isn’t always the case.

According to the NHS, smoking is responsible for ‘more than seven out of 10 cases’ of lung cancer.

It adds: “If you smoke more than 25 cigarettes a day, you are 25 times more likely to get lung cancer than someone who does not smoke.

“Frequent exposure to other people’s tobacco smoke (passive smoking) can also increase your risk of developing lung cancer.”

Alongside this, it also notes lung cancer can be caused by breathing in certain chemicals, exposure to air pollution and other factors.

Featured Image Credit: CBS

Topics: Celebrity, Health, Big Bang Theory