Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed that she has breast cancer.
Just when you thought... pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017
The Veep actress, who earlier this month won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, shared the diagnosis on her social media. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer,” she wrote. “Today, I’m the one.” She added that she is lucky enough to have “the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends,” as well as “fantastic insurance,” but pointed out that many women are not so fortunate. “Let’s fight all cancers and make universal healthcare a reality.”
HBO Addresses Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Breast Cancer Diagnosis
According to CNN, HBO revealed that Louis-Dreyfus received the diagnosis the day after her record-breaking Emmy win, her sixth consecutive award in the category. Veep is set to wrap after Season 7, which is currently being written, but HBO ensures that the star’s health did not play a factor in that decision.
Read HBO’s statement here:
Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time. 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.
Twitter Rallies Behind Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Since revealing her diagnosis, Louis-Dreyfus has received an outpouring of love from fans and co-stars alike.
Fellow Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander shared his support Friday morning, tweeting, “We are here if/when you need and we love you.”
@OfficialJLD so sorry you have to go thru this, pal, but I know you will prevail. We are here if/when you need and we love you. ??????— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) September 29, 2017
Veep co-star Tony Hale retweeted Louis-Dreyfus’ announcement, adding simply, “We love this woman.”
We love this woman. pic.twitter.com/EqvF6HXpj0— Tony Hale (@MrTonyHale) September 28, 2017
Former vice president Joe Biden also took to Twitter to rally behind Louis-Dreyfus, who plays former VP-turned-president Selina Meyer on Veep, adding a photo from a spoof the two filmed for the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner. “We Veeps stick together,” Biden wrote. “Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia.”
We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia. pic.twitter.com/JP0c2wtrJ6— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 28, 2017