Kathy Griffin Goes Skinny Dipping to Celebrate Being Cancer Free
Kathy Griffin is cancer free and celebrating it. The comedian and actress posted a funny video on Twitter Saturday of her celebrating being free of lung cancer by going skinny dipping.
“6 month lung cancer scan is CLEAN!!! No more #cancer,” Griffin tweeted. “And yes, i’m skinny dipping in the pool while shaking my boobs and butt. SO WHAT?”
In the video, Griffin, 61, can be seen completely nude in a pool with her back turned to the camera.
Months later during her Nov. 30 appearance on the late night show, she announced she was cancer-free.
“I’m cancer free!” Griffin exclaimed as the studio audience cheered and applauded.
“I had surgery, you’re not going to believe this — so, I’ve never smoked but I got lung cancer. In August, I had half of my left lung removed. I’m not even kidding,” she told Kimmel, 54, before explaining that her voice was temporarily altered by an intubation tube affecting her vocal cord.
“So now I’m like Minnie Mouse meets Marilyn Monroe,” said Griffin.
“It will heal, but I’m sort of enjoying it. I’m a good two octaves higher, I think,” she said at the time, before joking, “it’s higher than Mariah Carey, I know that.”
Seen standing beside her friend Jane Edith Wilson at the start of the clip, a breathier and higher voiced Griffin first says hello to fans watching. “I’m gonna go on my first walk today since my surgery. I’m a little nervous,” she states, before she and Wilson begin their trek.
As she marches around the interior of a home, Griffin then jokingly collapses onto a nearby couch, exclaiming, “That was fantastic!” But, as Wilson teases her that she appears to be “very lazy,” Griffin gets back up and continues on with her physical activity.