The actor and comedian Louie Anderson is “resting comfortably” at a Las Vegas hospital while undergoing treatment for blood cancer, according to his publicist Glenn Schwartz.

“Iconic comedian Louie Anderson is currently in a Las Vegas hospital being treated for DLBCL Diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a form of cancer,” read the statement.

Anderson is best known for his role as Christine Baskets, mother to twin sons played by Zach Galifianakis in the FX dark comedy Baskets. Anderson was nominated three consecutive times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, winning the award once in 2016.


Anderson is also a hugely popular touring stand-up comedian, hosted the game show Family Feud from 1999 to 2003, and created a cartoon series based on his childhood called Life With Louie which first aired in 1994.

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