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Kate Micucci Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

Kate Micucci, known for her role in “The Big Bang Theory,” has revealed her recent diagnosis of lung cancer in a candid TikTok video, despite never having smoked a cigarette in her life.

The 43-year-old actress shared her experience while recovering in a hospital after undergoing lung surgery. “Hey, everybody. This is not a TikTok, it’s a SickTok,” she humorously stated. Micucci explained, “It’s because I had lung cancer surgery yesterday.”

“They caught it really early… They got it out. I’m all good,” Micucci shared, highlighting the importance of early detection. Despite the surprise diagnosis, she remains optimistic about her recovery and future activities.

@katiemicucci An update on what I’ve been up to. 🫁 #sicktok #hospital #imokay #solucky #sendinglove ♬ original sound – Katemicucci

Micucci’s Versatile Career

Aside from acting, Micucci is a visual artist, comedian, and singer-songwriter. She expressed eagerness to return to painting and other creative pursuits, joking about her hospital stay and saying, “Why am I still talking? Because I’m on drugs.”

Micucci’s case reflects the CDC’s findings that 10-20% of lung cancer diagnoses occur in individuals who never smoked. Risk factors include secondhand smoke, radon exposure, air pollution, and genetics.

Micucci appeared in “The Big Bang Theory” as Lucy, Raj’s socially awkward girlfriend. Her involvement spanned from the seventh season in 2013 to her last appearance in the 10th season in 2017.

Her other notable roles include “Raising Hope,” “Scrubs,” and voicing Velma in the “Scooby Doo” animated franchise.

Micucci married musician Jake Sinclair in 2017, and the couple has a son born in 2020. She is also part of the comedy folk duo “Garfunkel & Oates,” formed with actress Riki Lindhome in 2007.

With information from Fox News.

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