2020 was the worst year for everyone, but 2021 became a year of even more gloom for American actor Dustin Diamond as he has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. However, the question roaming around media is, could he pay the amount for required medical treatment with his net worth, which swings around $300,000. Stick us till the end to find out!
Costly Battle Against Cancer
A single cancer drug for cancer patients may costs around $12,000 a year. Meanwhile, newly approved cancer drugs likely cost an average of $10,ooo per month, with the figure rising as high as $30,000 per month. Looking into the past files, the cancer patients are likely to declare bankruptcy.
American actress Dawn Wells is one example as she faced a financial crisis during her treatment of Covid-19 as medical bills drained all her financial resources. As a result, she died on 30 December 2020.
So, Dustin’s fans worry whether the actor can pay for the medical bills for his ongoing chemotherapy to treat the stage 4 diagnosis.
Dustin Struggled Financially
Dustin, who played Samuel ‘Screech’ Powers on Saved by the Bell, opened up about his financial struggles in 2015. After years of being on the renowned Saturday morning show, Dustin, who was just a minor at the time, realized that his carefree family spent most of the money he earned over the years. He told:
“It’s a shame. My parents wasted so much of my hard work. A lot of my youth,”
He was left with only a few hundred dollars from his massive earnings, which he made from Saved by the Bell. While Dustin was having a bad time, he was even arrested in 2014 for stabbing a man at a bar on Christmas Day.
Caption: A terrifying look of Dustin’s House due to the overflow of water.
Dustin confronted his action to the court and said the incident happed while celebrating peace and love. He also added:
“I want it to be clear that this situation will be not repeated again.” Plus, the encounter was the “single most terrifying experience of my entire life.”
For the incident, Dustin paid $1000 fine and served 120 days in prison. In 2006, he even started doing sex tape and selling his t-shirt collection, which helped him rise economically.
Moreover, Dustin published a book titled ‘Behind the Bell’ in 2009. He also failed miserably in real estate, which forced him to raise $250,000 and avoid foreclosure of his house.
How much Does it Cost a Person to buy Celebrity House?
Caption: Dustin’s House for sale at $280,000.
Back on 7 July 2020, Dustin’s house was on sale for only $280,000. His Port Washington property 124 went out for sale, comprising 3000 square foot houses with four bedrooms, multiple fireplaces, a three-car garage, and a small deck.