Sam Lloyd, Beloved Scrubs Star, Diagnosed with Cancer

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Sam Lloyd, a veteran actor best known for playing the character of Ted throughout the entire run of Scrubs, has received devastating news.

He's been diagnosed with a severe type of cancer.

Sam Lloyd

Lloyd most recently appeared on an episode of Happy Together.

His small screen resume also includes stints on Shameless, Cougar Town, The Middle and Desperate Housewives.

According to a newly-created GoFundMe campaign page, doctors diagnosed the 55-year old with inoperable cancer in January after discovering a brain tumor that had metastasized from his lungs.

The news came mere weeks after Lloyd and his wife, Vanessa, welcomed their first child.

Lloyd reportedly went to see a physician just under a month ago after having experienced weight loss and headaches.

Upon their examination, doctors discovered the tumor, which has spread to Lloyd's liver, spine and jaw.

Sam Lloyd Picture

The aforementioned GoFundMe campaign was launched by Scrubs producer Tom Hobert and his wife.

Other members of the Scrubs cast and crew - including creator Bill Lawrence and stars Zach Braff and Kate Micucci - have used social media to promote the traguc cause, to their support for Lloyd and to encourage others to donate.

"This is Sam. He was Ted on SCRUBS. He’s a pal. Just had his first baby. Get involved if you can. I am," wrote Lawrence as a caption to his Tweet, which included a link to the GoFundMe page.

You can donate HERE if you wish.

lawrence for lloyd

By all accounts, 2019 was off to a roaring start for our dear friend, Sam Lloyd," reads the opening of the message on this GoFundMe account.

It continues:

"He and his wife, Vanessa, had recently welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby boy named Weston to the world.

"The musical that Sam had been working on for over a decade had just been accepted into a prestigious theatre accelerator program. There was so much to be grateful for…"

The page then shared the following precious photo of Lloyd, his wife and his son -- prior to going into detail about the awful development.

lloyd wife

This is how the page concludes:

In the face of this devastating news, Sam and Vanessa have been incredibly strong and positive. Humor and laughter, which have been a huge part of Sam’s life, will undoubtedly help him with what lies ahead.

Just hours after being diagnosed, Sam was cheering on his beloved New England Patriots in his hospital room. When the nurse asked him to “cheer quieter,” Sam politely nodded.

When the nurse left the room, Sam turned to Vanessa and his friends and said, “What are they gonna do? Kill me?”

Sam is, simply put, a sweet, kind, and generous soul. Through his music and acting, and most of all his friendship, he has blessed all of our lives immeasurably.

on scrubs

Throughout his wonderful life, including his more than 30 years in Los Angeles, Sam has perfected the fine art of friendship.

So many of those friends have reached out, wanting to know how they can help support him and his family during this difficult time.

As Sam and Vanessa face the challenges ahead, they will both have to put working on hold.

There will be a range of medical, childcare, and other expenses.

We are asking for your help so our dear Sammy can use the time ahead to GET HEALTHY, spend time with his wife, his new son, and his wonderful friends – and to borrow the title of the new song Sam wrote for his show... “Make Music Along The Way.”

Every prayer, every positive thought, every dollar, and every gesture of support is greatly appreciated.

As of this writing, the campaign has raised $88,000 of its stated $100,000 goal.

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