“One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.”
On Friday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Veep actress made the announcement through her social media accounts.
Her post read: “One in eight women get breast cancer,” the 56-year-old star told her followers. “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 bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
Louis-Dreyfus made her last public appearance at the 2017 Emmys, where she took home the coveted Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for her work on Veep.
Her momentous, six consecutive win in the same category for the same role made Emmys history.
According to E! News, Louis-Dreyfus received her breast cancer diagnosis the day after the Emmys. The shocking news, however, did not play a role in the decision to end Veep after Season 7.
The show’s writers will continue to work and plan out the final season of the HBO comedy, although production will be adjusted to accommodate any treatments that Louis-Dreyfus will need.
“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” a rep for HBO stated.
“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.”
We also wish for her speedy recovery!