Kathy Griffin undergoes successful voice cord surgery after battling a long journey to get voice back post lung cancer battle

Kathy Griffin has undergone successful vocal cord surgery as she took to Instagram to share her long-awaited procedure on Wednesday.

The Emmy winner, 62, who spoke about her cancer journey with her fans, said her throat is ‘a little scratchy today but I’m in good shape’, following the procedure.

The operation comes as she wants to be ready for her upcoming show in Vegas this month which she told fans on Instagram.

She said: ‘This is just part of my recovery post-lung cancer journey. I’m cancer-free.’

The star lost her signature voice after her oncologist removed half of her left lung in August 2021 and revealed in December last year she would do ‘anything to get my voice back.’

Recovery: Kathy Griffin has finally undergone successful vocal cord surgery as she took to Instagram to share her long-awaited procedure on Wednesday

Recovery: Kathy Griffin has finally undergone successful vocal cord surgery as she took to Instagram to share her long-awaited procedure on Wednesday

New voice: The Emmy winner, 62, who spoke about her cancer journey with her fans, said her throat is 'a little scratchy today but I'm in good shape', following the procedure

New voice: The Emmy winner, 62, who spoke about her cancer journey with her fans, said her throat is ‘a little scratchy today but I’m in good shape’, following the procedure

Kathy, who is due to play her live show at the Mirage Theatre on June 17, posted the process of her vocal cord procedure on Instagram.

The video footage displayed her ‘kick a** female voice surgeon’ putting a camera down her throat which she later posted a view of her vocal cords. 

Kathy has also opened up of her sobriety journey to kick her use of prescription pills as she has struggled with an addiction in the past.

The comedienne admitted her cancer surgery was ‘more than she anticipated’ after revealing the treatment was ‘more challenging than she imagined’.

She said: ‘Tonight will be my first night without any narcotic pain killers. Hello Tylenol, my new best friend!’

‘With over a year clean and drug free, I now know I can do this and anything I want without those devil pills.’

‘Y’know what? I fear drugs and addiction more than I fear cancer. So, I think I’ll be OK.’

Kathy also revealed her journey since she’s been diagnosed with ‘extreme case of complex PTSD’.

Recovered: Kathy at the hospital back in April waiting for an MRI scan, which comes after she fought her battle with lung cancer

Recovered: Kathy at the hospital back in April waiting for an MRI scan, which comes after she fought her battle with lung cancer

She uses TikTok and Instagram to shed light on her diagnosis and she regularly shares how she feels. 

On Instagram, the longtime entertainer wrote, ‘I have been diagnosed with complex PTSD and for the last year and a half I have been plagued with terrifying panic attacks.’

The Illinois-born entertainer added, ‘Sometimes they last a few hours or more typically, they last at least a full day if not multiple days in a row. 

‘I feel silly even telling you this, because I always thought PTSD was just for veterans and stuff.’

Opening up: Kathy often shares on Social Media with followers that she has been diagnosed with an 'extreme case' of 'complex PTSD'

Opening up: Kathy often shares on Social Media with followers that she has been diagnosed with an ‘extreme case’ of ‘complex PTSD’

Message: On Instagram the longtime entertainer wrote, 'I have been diagnosed with complex PTSD and for the last year and a half I have been plagued with terrifying panic attacks'

Message: On Instagram the longtime entertainer wrote, ‘I have been diagnosed with complex PTSD and for the last year and a half I have been plagued with terrifying panic attacks’



This post first appeared on Daily mail

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