Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.”
“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed a bombshell announcement to her fans on Thursday. The 56-year-old actress is diagnosed with breast cancer and it was confirmed by the actress’ spokeswoman.
The actress posted the news on her official Twitter and Instagram account with a political message revolving around healthcare, saying “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.”
Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017
“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 said as she ended it with her signature.
The actress did not divulge any details regarding her diagnosis and prognosis, but her publicist told the Associated Press that she “is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes.”
Meanwhile, HBO said in a statement to The Times on Thursday, which was quoted by The Los Angeles Times, “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,'” according to the statement.
After making Emmy Award history for her HBO comedy, the news about her diagnosis broke out. However, HBO clarified that the actress’ diagnosis had nothing to do with the decision of ending “Veep” after 7 seasons in 2018.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women and is the common cause of death of Hispanic women. In 2014, there were 236,968 women diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States, while 41,211 women in the United States died from it.
The actress’ Emmy award was her sixth consecutive win for her career politician Selina Meyer role on “Veep,” and is now the most wins for a single role. Louis-Dreyfus is also a recipient of a Golden Globe Award, seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, five American Comedy Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
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