Tommy Chong Reveals He Is Battling Prostate Cancer

Tommy Chong, the hysterical comedian and other half of the legendary pot-loving duo Cheech & Chong, has revealed that he is battling prostate cancer.

Tommy Chong, the hysterical comedian and other half of the legendary pot-loving duo Cheech & Chong, has revealed that he is battling prostate cancer. 

Chong told CNN¬†Saturday in an interview that while he saw symptoms as far back as eight years ago, he was diagnosed “about a month ago,” saying,

“I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis…So [legalizing marijuana] means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested.”

The 74-year-old, who was talking to CNN’s Don Lemon about the fight to legalize marajuana, that his cancer is a “slow stage one [that I’ve] had for a long time … I know it had nothing to do with cannabis; cannabis is a cure.”

Chong he quit smoking pot about a year ago “for health reasons”, but still ingests hemp oil at night “so I won’t be woozy all day … I’m taking it as medicine.”

Chong and friend Cheech Marin appeared in several CHEECH AND CHONG films in the 1970s and 1980s. The two still continue to tour as a comedy act.

We wish him only the best with his recovery.

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