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Tommy Chong Reveals He Has Prostate Cancer | Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong Reveals He Has Prostate Cancer

Originally posted 06/11/2012 10:20AM

Comic Tommy Chong has some serious news, he revealed over the weekend.

"I've got prostate cancer, and I'm treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis," Chong, one half of the '70s pothead comic duo of Cheech and Chong, told CNN's Don Lemon on Saturday.

Having been officially diagnosed "about a month ago" with "slow stage-one [cancer that I've] had for a long time," the 74-year-old said he first noticed symptoms about eight years ago, while he was behind bars for selling drug paraphernalia. During that period, he was drug-free for three years, he said.

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