Louis-Dreyfus diagnosed with breast cancer
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the actress, 56, shared on Twitter Thursday.
“One in eight women get breast cancer,” she wrote. “Today, I’m the one.”
“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 note continued. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal healthcare a reality.”
The Veep star received the diagnosis just one day after taking home a record sixth straight Emmy for best actress in a comedy
series on Sept. 17, HBO says.
Veep typically airs in the spring. HBO said the diagnosis did not affect its decision to renew the political comedy for a final seventh season, and it will adjust production as needed.
“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” the network said in a statement. “We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus said on Twitter she’s been diagnosed with breast cancer.