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Kathy Griffin announces lung cancer battle on Twitter, says she’s a recovering addict in ‘Nightline’ interview [Video]

Kathy Griffin has weathered her fair share of controversy. The comedian has claimed she’d been banned from various shows over her decadeslong career.

But she says nothing could compare to the fallout she experienced from her 2017 photoshoot in which she held a mask that appeared to be bloodied with then President Donald Trump’s likeness. By June 2020, she was in the throes of a painkiller addiction and even attempted suicide. Yet, she’s still here.

“Whether I like it or not, I think I’m a resilient survivor,” she told ABC News’ Juju Chang in an exclusive interview last week.

Watch Kathy Griffin’s full interview on “Nightline” on Monday, Aug. 2, on ABC

Griffin says her life became consumed by the consequences of the Trump photoshoot. After her career of self-described “in-your-face” comedy, the world apparently deemed that this image had gone too far.

Amid the fallout, Griffin said that she …

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