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Comic Kathy Griffin, in the throes of a battle against cancer, told fans Wednesday night that she nearly lost her life last year to suicide.
"The last time I was in a hospital was in June 2020 when I tried to take my life and overdose on prescription pills," Griffin told her 695,000 followers in an Instagram post. "With over a year clean and drug free, I now know I can do this and anything I want without those devil pills."
After going under the knife on Monday, Griffin said she avoided prescription painkillers on Wednesday night.
"Tonight will be my first night without any narcotic painkillers," she wrote. "Hello Tylenol, my new best friend!"
While acknowledging her ongoing battle with cancer, Griffin said she's confident about beating back all health challenges.
"Y'know what? I fear drugs and addiction more than I fear cancer. So I think I'll be ok," she added.
Well wishes from throughout entertainment world poured into Griffin's feed following her revelation.
"You are a warrior Kathy," actress Camryn Manheim wrote to her. "You got this. I hope you feel the sea of love crashing on your shores."
And "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing told Griffin: "You are a warrior. And I’m proud of you. You are an inspiration."
The image cost Griffin her longtime gig co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve coverage with network anchor Anderson Cooper.
This story first appeared on NBCNews.com.