Tommy Chong treated for rectal cancer
18 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Chong served nine months in jail in 2003 for “conspiring to distribute drug paraphernalia”
Tommy Chong – one half of the 1970s comedy duo Cheech and Chong – has revealed he has rectal cancer.
“I have good news and bad news. First the bad news, the cancer came back and it is a real pain in the butt,” the 77-year-old comedian tweeted.
“The good news is I now have to use more marijuana to treat the cancer.”
Chong said he would report back on his progress on his Chong and Chong podcast. “Please wish me luck while I kick cancer’s behind,” he wrote.
Chong came to public attention alongside comedy partner Cheech Marin in 1971, with the comedy album Cheech and Chong.
Cheech & Chong found fame with their stand-up routines, comedy albums and low-budget films
Their subsequent films Up in Smoke and Nice Dreams epitomised the pot-smoking culture of the 1970s.
After breaking up in the late 1980s, the duo reunited decades for a comedy tour, Cheech & Chong: Light Up America.
Cheech Marin tweeted: “Join me in praying for my partner @TommyChong to have a quick recovery and enjoy many more years of good health.”
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Source:: BBC Entertainment