Big Bang Theory actress diagnosed with lung cancer despite 'never smoking a cigarette'

13 December 2023, 11:21

Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci has surgery for lung cancer despite never 'smoking a cigarette'
Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci has surgery for lung cancer despite never 'smoking a cigarette'. Picture: Getty/social media

By StephenRigley

Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci has had surgery after being diagnosed with lung cancer despite having "never smoked a cigarette in my life".

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The actress and comedian, 43, posted a video of herself on TikTok lying in a hospital bed, joking that she was posting a "SickTok".

She said: "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 it was a surprise but also, I guess it happens.

"And so the greatest news is they caught it early, they got it out, I'm all good.

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"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."

The video ended with her giving the camera a thumbs up and saying: "Why am I still talking? 'Cause I'm on drugs!"

The social media post also included a clip of her walking with her IV drip down the hospital hallway.

Kate starred in a number of episodes of The Big Bang Theory as Raj's love interest Lucy, infamously escaping from one of their dates by climbing through the restaurant's bathroom window.

Besides appearing on the hit comedy show, she's made appearances in Scrubs, Raising Hope, Steven Universe, How I Met Your Mother and Malcolm in the Middle.

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