Diamond by Dustin from “Saved By the Bell” was hospitalized – and cancer seems to be the likely prognosis… TMZ has learned.
Dustin’s team tells us that he was hospitalized in Florida last weekend after experiencing pain all over his body and a general feeling of being unwell. We are told he was taken to the hospital, where doctors are performing a number of tests to determine what is wrong with him.
Our sources say his medical team is worried about cancer and is performing a biopsy to get answers. We’re told Dustin’s family has a history of cancer – his mother died of breast cancer – but it’s unclear what type of cancer they suspect in his case.
Dustin is best known for playing Screech over 4 seasons of “SBTB”.
Interestingly, it wasn’t recast for the show’s reboot on Peacock – it looks like he and his former castmates have drifted off since filming ended in ’92.
We talked to Dustin awhile ago about why he was not signed for the new iteration – he didn’t know why, but argued why Screech should be resurrected. Unfortunately, since the show’s launch, there is no sign of him.