Beloved Disney Actress Announces Heartbreaking Cancer Diagnosis

Kate Micucci Lung Cancer Surgery
Credit: ABC

For nearly 20 years, actress Kate Micucci has appeared in nearly 160 films and television shows, including some of the most popular ones in recent years. Not only is she an incredibly talented on-screen actress, but her voice talents are also keeping her busy. Micucci has appeared or lent her voice to shows and movies like Scrubs, ‘Til Death, Rio 2 (2014), Raising Hope, The Lego Batman Movie (2017), and American Dad.

She is now also the voice of Velma Dinkley in the Scooby-Doo universe. And one of her most notable roles may be as Lucy in The Big Bang Theory, where she starred alongside Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki.

Kate Micucci Raising Hope

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Ms. Micucci is also a huge part of the Disney family, starring in a number of adored television shows. She played the role of Becky in the show Cory in the House, voiced Galial in the popular children’s show, Sofia the First, and is Bella Bunnynose in the series Doc McStuffins. You can also hear her as Webby Vanderquack in the new Ducktales reboot.

Disney's DuckTales

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Micucci keeps fans updated on her life on both TikTok and Instagram, and typically keeps things very lighthearted. However, she recently went onto TikTok, calling it Sick Tok, to share a more personal story that was not as happy as her typical posts. Micucci spoke to the camera wearing a hospital gown and sitting in a chair in her hospital room.

Kate Micucci

Credit: Kate Micucci Instagram

She shared that she had undergone surgery because of a lung cancer diagnosis.

Micucci said that she was shocked when she was diagnosed with lung cancer, since she has never smoked a cigarette.

“I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life so, uh, you know, it was a surprise. But I guess it happens and so the greatest news is they caught it early, they got it out — I’m all good. It’s been a little bit of a trip. I’ll probably be moving slow for a few weeks, but then I’ll be back at it. Can’t wait to be painting more.”


An update on what I’ve been up to. 🫁 #sicktok #hospital #imokay #solucky #sendinglove

♬ original sound – Katemicucci

Thankfully, her lung cancer surgery

Micucci shared more about how she received her diagnosis in the comments section of her video. She said that she had some blood work done and some of the results came back extremely high. She decided to go to a preventative doctor who ran several scans. It was in those scans that the doctor noticed that she had a spot on her lungs.

Kate Micucci

Credit: Kate Micucci Instagram

While it is true that smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer, it is not the only way people can get it. Exposure to hazards like radon, asbestos, arsenic, and nickel can also cause lung cancer. Then, there is exposure to air pollutants, as well as second-hand smoke. The American Cancer Society also shared that those with a family history of lung cancer can also be more at risk.

Please join us in wishing Kate a speedy and complete recovery!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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