Scrubs actor Sam Lloyd diagnosed with lung cancer

The 55-year-old actor received the diagnosis last month, weeks after his wife, Vanessa, gave birth to their first child together

Clarisse Loughrey@clarisselou
Wednesday 06 February 2019 08:47
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Sam Lloyd, best known for his role on Scrubs, has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The 55-year-old actor received the diagnosis last month, weeks after his wife, Vanessa, gave birth to their first child together.

A GoFundMe page for Lloyd has been set up by Tim Hobert, who was an executive producer on Scrubs, in order to raise funds for his medical expenses.

Bill Lawrence, the creator behind the NBC sitcom, shared the page on Twitter. He wrote: “This is Sam. He was Ted on SCRUBS. He’s a pal. Just had his first baby. Get involved if you can. I am.”

According to the Lloyd’s GoFundMe, the actor began to experience regular headaches and lost 10 pounds, but dismissed them as side effects of his busy schedule, caring his new baby son and ailing mother.

However, when the headaches continued, he visited the doctor, who ordered a CT which revealed a brain tumour. Surgeons attempted to remove the mass, but were unsuccessful.

Days later, he was told the cancer had metastised from his lungs, while further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw.

The GoFundMe has so far raised more than $45,000 out of $100,000 for medical and childcare expenses.

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