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Kathy Griffin reveals she’s getting vocal help from Sia following lung removal surgery


Kathy Griffin gets a visit from her ‘celebrity voice doctor’ Sia as she continues to work on ‘getting my voice back’ after lung removal surgery

  • After being diagnosed with stage one lung cancer the comedian, 60, underwent surgery where doctors removed part of her left lung 
  • Griffin revealed in a hilarious video Friday that she has been working with her new ‘celebrity voice doctor’ Sia to help her get her voice back 
  • Prior to surgery Kathy was diagnosed with lung cancer even though she never smoked 
  • She said in the past that she doesn’t expect to have to undergo chemo or radiation treatment 


Kathy Griffin is getting some personalized vocal attention amid her lung cancer battle from one of music’s biggest singers.

On Friday the 60-year-old comedian joked she had been getting help from her ‘celebrity voice doctor’ Sia as she strives to get her ‘voice back’ following a surgery in August where half of her left lung was taken out.

Kathy revealed her stage one lung cancer diagnosis in early August despite never having smoked and has been updating her fans on her recovery.

Vocal coach: As the comedian, 60, continues to work on getting her voice back following lung surgery in August after her stage one cancer diagnosis she revealed to be getting a little help from Sia

‘Working on getting my voice back with a special visit from my celebrity voice doctor. Enjoy!,’ Kathy teased as she gave her followers an update on her vocal progress. 

‘Hi you guys. Here’s an update. So my surgery has been I think, three weeks and my voice is still hoarse as you can tell, but my doctor has been giving me vocal exercises… 

‘And the weirdest thing happens which is when I sing my voice is fine, like watch,’ she said before she opened her mouth and the words to Chandelier by Sia came out  in perfect pitch. 

One on one: 'Working on getting my voice back with a special visit from my celebrity voice doctor,' Griffin said before she humored her followers with a video

One on one: ‘Working on getting my voice back with a special visit from my celebrity voice doctor,’ Griffin said before she humored her followers with a video 

Sense of humor: 'The weirdest thing happens which is when I sing my voice is fine, like watch,' she said before she opened her mouth and the words to Chandelier by Sia came out in perfect pitch.

Sense of humor: ‘The weirdest thing happens which is when I sing my voice is fine, like watch,’ she said before she opened her mouth and the words to Chandelier by Sia came out in perfect pitch.

Belting it out: Taking a humorous approach to her recovery she tried to make her followers laugh while pretending her singing voice was perfect despite her talking voice being hoarse

At home: The video was taken from the comfort of her own home as she continues to recover from her partial lung removal surgery

Belting it out: Taking a humorous approach to her recovery she tried to make  her followers laugh while pretending her singing voice was perfect despite her talking voice being hoarse 

Sia humorously stood off camera and sang the words while Kathy lip-synced creating the illusion that it was her voice until she panned the camera to her. 

‘Did i mention my doctor is Sia? Very strict,’ Griffin added which drew laughter from Sia. 

The two appeared to be spending some quality one on one time together as Kathy continues to recover from her surgery. 

And in the process the two decided to have a little fun as she continues to keep her spirits high after promising to post ‘little videos about my recovery and stuff,’ weeks before. 

Learning from the best: The famed Chandelier crooner paid Kathy a visit and in the process exercised her pipes while Kathy lip synced

Learning from the best: The famed Chandelier crooner paid Kathy a visit and in the process exercised her pipes while Kathy lip synced 

Doctor's orders! 'Did i mention my doctor is Sia? Very strict,' Griffin added which drew laughter from Sia

Doctor’s orders! ‘Did i mention my doctor is Sia? Very strict,’ Griffin added which drew laughter from Sia

Less than a month ago Kathy underwent surgery to help keep her lung cancer at bay as doctors removed half of her left lung. 

Prior to the procedure she told her followers: ‘The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung.’

‘Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing. I should be up and running around as usual in a month or less,’ she continued to say. 

Griffin told her followers that she was ‘fully vaccinated for Covid,’ noting that ‘the consequences for being unvaccinated would have been even more serious.’

Back at home: Griffin was seen resting at her LA home on August 6 following the procedure

Back at home: Griffin was seen resting at her LA home on August 6 following the procedure  

Griffin, who recently publicly revealed a substance abuse issue with prescription medication, took to Instagram on August 4 to update fans on how she was faring in the wake of the procedure.

‘To be honest, this cancer surgery was a little more than I had anticipated,’ she wrote. ‘Tonight will be my first night without any narcotic pain killers. Hello Tylenol, my new best friend! The last time I was in a hospital was in June 2020 when I tried to take my own life and overdosed on prescription pills.’

She added, ‘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.’

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