‘Veep’ star Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus says she has breast can­cer

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Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus says she has been di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer.

The star of “Veep” and “Se­in­feld” posted word of her ill­ness Thursday on so­cial me­dia. A spokes­woman for Louis-Drey­fus con­firmed the posts were au­then­tic.

On her Twit­ter ac­count, the ac­tress wrote that one in eight women get breast can­cer.

“The good news is that I have the most glo­ri­ous group of sup­port­ive and car­ing fam­ily and friends, and fan­tas­tic in­sur­ance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all can­cers and make uni­ver­sal health care a re­al­ity,” she tweeted.

Louis-Drey­fus’ pub­li­cist said no fur­ther de­tails about her con­di­tion would be pro­vided at this time, adding that the ac­tress “is in­cred­i­bly grate­ful for the out­pour­ing of sup­port and well wishes.”

Hun­dreds of mes­sages from well­wish­ers quickly poured in on Twit­ter.

“Send­ing you love and light and prayers of sup­port,” ac­tress and pro­ducer Roma Downey wrote.

“We love you,” “Veep” co-star Tony Hale tweeted.

Louis-Drey­fus won her sixth Emmy Award on Sept. 17 for her por­trayal of for­mer POTUS Selina Meyer in HBO’S “Veep.”

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