Renowned for her roles in “The Big Bang Theory” and animated series, Kate Micucci, 43, announced her recovery after surgery for lung cancer.
In a TikTok video shared over the weekend, Micucci, half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates, revealed that she recently underwent surgery for lung cancer. The “Big Bang Theory” star reassured her followers from her hospital bed, stating, “This is not a TikTok; it’s a sick Tok,” adding a touch of humor.
Micucci disclosed that the surgery was successful, expressing gratitude that the cancer was detected early. Despite having never smoked a cigarette, she emphasized the importance of early detection. Micucci, recognized for her voice work in “Steven Universe” and “Ducktales,” remains optimistic and plans to resume her artistic pursuits, particularly her passion for painting.
The comedian, who frequently shares her hand-drawn cartoons on social media, is also known for her acting roles in “Scrubs” and “Will & Grace.” Micucci’s unique voice talents have been featured in various animated projects, including “Scooby-Doo” and “Milo Murphy’s Law.”
Micucci’s announcement sheds light on the misconception that only smokers are susceptible to lung cancer. While smoking is a major risk factor, nonsmokers can also develop lung cancer due to factors such as exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution, and genetic predispositions.
Despite the surprise diagnosis, Micucci remains resilient and plans to return to her creative endeavors, assuring her fans that she is “all good” after the successful surgery.