NY Post’s PageSix.com: Tommy Chong tells HIGH THERE star Wayne Darwen to carry on his work
“Chong told Wayne to carry on the work of getting laughs with pot humor
and ‘passed the cannabis torch’ to a new generation,” said my witness.
“There were tears.”
by Richard Johnson
October 7, 2015
Fans are praying for Tommy Chong, of “Cheech & Chong” fame, as he faces his latest battle with cancer.
The marijuana maven who created best-selling stoner comedy albums and eight movies with partner Cheech Marin could barely stand last weekend at the Las Vegas Hempfest, where he was given a lifetime achievement award.
Chong, 77, announced three years ago he’d been stricken with cancer. But a month later, he tweeted that a hemp oil treatment was working and that he was “99 percent cancer-free.”
Onstage Saturday, Chong said the cancer had come back “big” and that he was due for major surgery in the coming days.
“I was on the Southwest flight from LA with him,” said one source. “He looked pretty worn out. He was visibly weak and ill.”
Chong graciously chatted backstage with Wayne Darwen, director and star of the cult comedy film “High There.”
“Chong told Wayne to carry on the work of getting laughs with pot humor and ‘passed the cannabis torch’ to a new generation,” said my witness. “There were tears.”