Former Saved By the Bell star Dustin Diamond has been hospitalized with an undiagnosed illness, confirmed TheWrap.
TMZ first reported on Tuesday that Diamond was hospitalized in Florida over the weekend “after feeling pain all over his body and a general feeling of anxiety.” Later, representatives of the actor told E! News that doctors believe the diagnosis of cancer is “probable”, but tests are still being conducted to determine the cause.
A spokesman for the actor confirmed to TheWrap that Diamond was hospitalized but was unable to provide information about his condition.
Diamond became famous in the 90’s as one of the stars of the original “Saved By the Bell”. He also played the role of Samuel “Screech” Powers in the four seasons of the NBC comedy alongside Mark-Paul Goselaar, Lark Vurhis, Dennis Haskins, Tiffany-Amber Thyssen, Elizabeth Berkeley and Mario Lopez. He also returned for the spin-off series “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” and “The New Class.”
Diamond was the only original cast member not invited back for the recent restart of “Saved by the Bell” in Peacock. His absence is explained by one of the characters, who refers to the fact that Skrich lives in the International Space Station with an assistant robot.