Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed a battle with breast cancer.
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” the actress shared in a post on Instagram and Twitter.
The former Seinfeld star spun the announcement into a political statement on US healthcare.
“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” she added. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
The 56-year-old did not share additional details about her diagnosis, nor did she share much about her prognosis. However, her publicist told the Associated Press that she “is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes.”
“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” HBO said in a statement. “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.”
Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed the day after She won her sixth consecutive Emmy for Veep, but the diagnosis played no part in the decision to end the comedy after Season 7, HBO said. The writers will continue writing, and the series will adjust production as needed.
Source: LA Times