Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals She's Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
"Let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality," she wrote on Twitter.
Emmy-winning Seinfeld and Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on Twitter today that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. "1 in 8 women get breast cancer," Louis-Dreyfus writes. "Today, I'm the one."
The actress goes on to say: "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union." (Related: Could Eating Protein Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer?)
She also took a moment to acknowledge the currently shaky state of health care, noting that not all women are privileged to have the same level of benefits and coverage. "The bad news is that not all women are so lucky," she writes. "So let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality." (Related: New Breast Cancer "Vaccine" Announced)
Stars from across the board were quick to show the actress their support on social media, with her Veep co-star Tony Hale tweeting, "We love this woman."
Christina Applegate, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, replied, saying: "Mama, find me. Let's talk if you want."
No further details have been released about her condition, but Louis-Dreyfus' publicist told the Associated Press that the actress "is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes."
The news comes on the heels of her record-breaking sixth Emmy win for her starring role on Veep. "Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time," HBO said in a statement. "We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep."