I said goodbye to Louie Anderson amid his cancer

Louie Anderson’s cancer battle appears to have taken a devastating turn.

Pauly Shore shared on Twitter that he visited the “Coming to America” star in the Las Vegas hospital where he’s receiving treatment to say goodbye to his close friend.

“Attention comedians and @TheComedyStore alumni’s I say this with a heavy heart just left the hospital in Las Vegas where Louie Anderson his sisters and close friend were kind enough to let me say my goodbyes he’s still with us but keep him in your prayers,” Shore tweeted Thursday evening.

When a fan responded to Shore’s tweet asking him to let Anderson know how much “we love him,” Shore responded, “I did.”

Upon seeing the exchange, Kathy Griffin reached out to the 53-year-old “Son in Law” star, writing, “Pauly. So sorry. Thinkin about nights with Louis and Judy Toll. Cant laugh harder than that.”

The “Baskets” star, 68, was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the world, his rep told TMZ earlier this week.

Anderson’s spokesperson added that the star is resting comfortably in his hospital bed as he is being treated but noted the cancer is aggressive. It’s unclear when Anderson was first diagnosed with cancer.

Louie Anderson
Anderson, 68, is battling B-cell lymphoma.
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The “Coming 2 America” star recently spoke out about his weight loss journey, revealing he dropped more than 40 pounds during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m on the intermittent fast. One minute I’m eating, the next minute I’m not. Then I’m eating again,” he told Conan O’Brien in March 2020. “I figure, that way, I’m only eating for 30 minutes out of 60, which is half. I’m trying to get down to 40/20 so I’m not eating for 40 and eating for 20.”

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