Louie Anderson has dealt with health issues before. The “Baskets” actor has been overweight since childhood and admittedly struggles to stay under 400 pounds (via GQ). Back in 2003, the 68-year-old has underwent two separate heart procedures for unspecified reasons, Desert reported.
According to People, the actor’s agent revealed that Anderson is currently undergoing another serious health scare and has been admitted to a hospital in Las Vegas to undergo treatment. “Iconic comedian Louie Anderson is currently in a Las Vegas hospital being treated for diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a form of cancer,” his agent Glenn Schwartz shared in a statement. “He is resting comfortably,” Schwartz added.
This form of cancer is common in people over the age of 60 in the United States. Although common and aggressive, the disease is “potentially curable” (via Lymphoma). Fingers crossed the legendary stand-up comedian will prevail and eventually be able to make a joke about his serious diagnoses in the future.