Sam Lloyd, who is best known for his role on the television show “Scrubs,” has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and lung cancer, according to reports.
The diagnosis comes just weeks after he and his wife, Vanessa, welcomed their first child, Fox News reported.
The 55-year-old actor began getting headaches and lost 10 pounds recently. When Lloyd went to the doctor and got a CT scan in January, doctors diagnosed him with a brain tumor.
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They found that the cancer had spread to his jaw, spine, liver, and brain.
“Unfortunately the tumor was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn’t remove it,” a GoFundMe page for him stated. “By Sunday, Sam and [his wife] Vanessa were informed that the cancer in his brain had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw.”
“In the face of this devastating news, Sam and Vanessa have been incredibly strong and positive,” the page said. “Humor and laughter, which have been a huge part of Sam’s life, will undoubtedly help him with what lies ahead.”
The GoFundMe page added: “Sam is, simply put, a sweet, kind, and generous soul. Through his music and acting, and most of all his friendship, he has blessed all of our lives immeasurably. Throughout his wonderful life, including his more than 30 years in Los Angeles, Sam has perfected the fine art of friendship. So many of those friends have reached out, wanting to know how they can help support him and his family during this difficult time.”
Sam Lloyd, best known for his role as Ted Buckland on NBC's Scrubs, has been diagnosed with cancer.
Lloyd, who is the nephew of actor Christopher Lloyd, is best known for playing Sacred Heart lawyer Ted Buckland on “Scrubs.” He also had roles on “Desperate Housewives,” “Night Court,” and “Seinfeld.”
According to the webpage, “As Sam and Vanessa face the challenges ahead, they will both have to put working on hold. There will be a range of medical, childcare, and other expenses. We are asking for your help so our dear Sammy can use the time ahead to GET HEALTHY, spend time with his wife, his new son, and his wonderful friends – and to borrow the title of the new song Sam wrote for his show… ‘Make Music Along The Way.'”
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