Actress and Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed on Twitter Thursday that she has breast cancer.
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” the “Veep” star wrote. “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring 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, who’s 56 and married to TV writer/director Brad Hall, didn’t detail her diagnosis or treatment. The “Seinfeld” alum won her sixth consecutive Emmy for “Veep” earlier this month — a record for most Emmys for the same role in the same series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she learned she had breast cancer the next day.
“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” HBO said in a statement to THR. “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.”