Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces She Has Breast Cancer
Update: Louis-Dreyfus’ costars dedicated “Eye of the Tiger” to her as she prepared for her third round of chemotherapy.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) November 9, 2017
Update: Louis-Dreyfus shared an update on Instagram — the first since she announced she had breast cancer.
On Thursday, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced she’s been diagnosed with breast cancer. Louis-Dreyfus, 56, best known for her roles as Elaine Benes on “Seinfeld” and President Selina Meyer on “Veep” shared the news with her fans in a tweet.
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,”Louis-Dreyfus wrote, adding:
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.
Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017
According to People, the actress was diagnosed the day after the Emmy awards, where Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for her role on “Veep.” Her win set a record for most wins playing the same character in the same series.
Since her tweet, fans and other celebrities — like Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 — have rallied behind Louis-Dreyfus, sharing words of support and encouraging gifs.
Mama, find me. Let’s talk if you want
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) September 28, 2017
If laughter if the best medicine, cancer has no chance when it comes to you!
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 28, 2017
Best of luck with your fight! Tell it to “get out!” pic.twitter.com/jKgKbBaGyP
— Nolan Mainguy (@NolanMainguy) September 28, 2017
May you beat this. May all cancer survivors get all the support and help they need
— R (@randhir_b) September 28, 2017
you got this! you are so strong and so loved. cheers to your recovery. pic.twitter.com/ed5h06u2rV
— karyn spencer (@KarynSpencer) September 28, 2017
Crappy news. I wish you the very best in your fight & recovery. You’re the most inspirational woman & I know you’ll kick this ???????? ???????? pic.twitter.com/U14C5A7nK4
— Bianca Westwood (@beewestwood) September 28, 2017
I recently joined the breast cancer survivor’s club and look forward to welcoming you to the club!
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) September 28, 2017
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