Dustin Diamond Thinks Cheap Motels Could Have Contributed to His Cancer

Dustin Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on Saved by the Bell, was diagnosed with cancer this week and he has a theory on how he got it.

The 44-year-old actor was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell carcinoma, which is a type of lung cancer and is usually caused by smoking.

Dustin‘s rep told TMZ that he has never been a smoker and now has a theory that his stays at cheap motels around the country may have contributed to him getting cancer.

The rep told the outlet that Dustin has traveled all over the country for work and sometimes stays in “pretty questionable hotels and motels, because there were no other options.” Dustin “believes some of these spots might have had mold or asbestos … which he could have breathed in, causing his cancer.”

Dustin just completed his first round of chemo and will begin physical therapy while he awaits his second round of chemo.

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