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Tommy Chong has rectal cancer: Bring on more weed, he says

'The cancer came back and it's a real pain in the butt,' says Tommy Chong, who has rectal cancer

Tommy Chong has rectal cancer, he confirmed Wednesday, keeping his tone relatively positive on social media.

"I have good news and bad news," the stoner-centric comedian and actor, 77, said in a couple of tweets. "First the bad news, the cancer came back and it's a real pain in the butt. The good news is I now have to use more marijuana to treat the cancer."

The "That '70s Show" alum and taller half of Cheech & Chong battled prostate cancer in 2012, and shared his new diagnosis with Us Weekly first at a Tuesday event.

"[E]ither I get healed or I don't," he told the outlet, after noting his increased consumption of weed. "But either way, I'm going to make sure I get a little edge off or put up."

He plans to keep fans updated on his cancer fight via "The Chong and Chong Show" podcast, he tweeted.

"Please wish me luck while I kick cancer's behind," he wrote. "Thank you for all of your love and support."

And after lots of that love and support presumably arrived? He said thanks again, then excused himself to  "medicate and meditate."

Here's hoping the cancer goes up in smoke. 

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