Entertainment TV Kathy Griffin Does Topless Dance to Celebrate Her Birthday After Cancer Diagnosis: '61 and Sexy' "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, BABY!" Kathy Griffin wrote on Instagram, celebrating her 61st birthday with a topless dance on her balcony By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 4, 2021 09:37 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Kathy Griffin/instagram. inset: getty Kathy Griffin celebrated her birthday in her birthday suit. The comedian turned 61 on Thursday, posting a video of herself celebrating with a topless dance on her waterfront balcony. "IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, BABY! 61 AND SEXXXXY," Griffin captioned the Instagram video. She was met with celebratory messages in the comments section. "Happy Birthday!!!!!! Sending you tons of love xoxoxox," Kris Jenner wrote. "Happy birthday Kathy!!! Love you dummy," Selma Blair commented. "Happy Birthday Queen!" wrote Caroline Rhea. "HBD," Traci Lords added. Kathy Griffin Shares the 'One Thing That Doesn't Suck About Cancer' in New Health Update Griffin's birthday festivities come after she revealed her diagnosis with stage 1 lung cancer in August, despite having never smoked. She shared that her doctors "are very optimistic" as she prepared to undergo surgery to have part of her left lung removed. The My Life on the D-List star's rep told PEOPLE later that day that the surgery was successful. "She is now out of surgery and everything went well, per her doctor," the rep said. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. She gave her own health update shortly after. "To be honest, this cancer surgery was a little more than I had anticipated. Tonight will be my first night without any narcotic pain killers. Hello Tylenol, my new best friend!" she wrote on Instagram. "The last time I was in a hospital was in June 2020 when I tried to take my own life and overdosed on prescription pills." Griffin added. "With over a year clean and drug free, I now know I can do this and anything I want without those devil pills. Y'know what? I fear drugs and addiction more than I fear cancer. So, I think I'll be ok." RELATED VIDEO: Kathy Griffin Shares 'Funny' Joke from Her Doctor While Recovering from Lung Removal Surgery During her cancer treatments, Griffin has continued dispensing the humor for which she's become famous. In September, she jokingly explained the "one thing that doesn't suck about cancer" in an Instagram post. "One thing that sucks about cancer, it's hard to focus on anything else when one is experiencing shortness of breath, deep coughing, pain, extreme fatigue & in my case vocal chord issues," she wrote. "One thing that doesn't suck about cancer... how shameless I am when clapping back at people who dare to sass Ms Kathy about anything with 'Really, d-------??? Try CANCER!" Griffin continued. "I cannot get enough of it." If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.