Tommy Chong has rectal cancer, it has been reported.
The veteran actor-comedian revealed his latest health condition in a recent interview with Us Weekly, saying, ‘I’ve had some medical issues lately. I got diagnosed with rectal cancer.’
The 77-year old marijuana enthusiast also revealed that he is using the weed more than ever in fighting the cancer … the same thing he did when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012.
‘I’m using cannabis like crazy now, more so than ever before,’ he told the magazine. ‘I’m in treatment now. I’ve been — just the case either way, either I get healed or I don’t. But either way, I’m going to make sure I get a little edge off or put up.’
Shortly after the news broke, Chong wrote on Twitter, ‘I have good news and bad news. First the bad news, the cancer came back and it’s a real pain in the butt [literally.] The good news is I now have to use more marijuana to treat the cancer.’
He added, ‘I will be documenting my cancer fight on the ‘Chong and Chong’ podcast to let my fans know how the fight is going. Please wish me luck while I kick cancer’s behind. Thank you for all of your love and support.’