"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she tweeted. "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."
Just when you thought... pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017
This heartbreaking news comes after the Veep star took home her record-breaking sixth consecutive Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy for her work on the HBO comedy. She also won the same award in 2006 for her show The New Adventures of Old Christine.
Already, Louis-Dreyfus' friends and colleagues have voiced their support. Veep creator Armando Iannucci tweeted his love.
It is possible to be dignified and fierce at the same time. I, and millions others, send Julia our love and support. https://t.co/XpVsiQrmj6— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) September 28, 2017
In the past, she has opened up about healthy living and her exercise routine. In an interview with Shape, she discusses her love of nature walks, saying: “It’s a physical escape as well as a mental one. When I was a little girl, my mother would say, ‘We’re going on a nature walk.’ And I would recoil because I hated doing that kind of thing," she recalled. “Now I love it, but when I mention hiking to my own kids, they’re like, ‘Ugh!’ I’m hoping for a residual effect with them, though, and that by the time they’re my age, they’ll love going on nature walks as much as I do."
Louis-Dreyfus and her husband Brad Hall have one of the longest-lasting marriages in Hollywood, so there's no doubt that he will be by her side through treatment. She is also the mother of two sons — Henry (born in 1992) and Charles (born in 1997). True to her humorous roots, Louis-Dreyfus and her husband often attend son Charlie's basketball games (he attends Northwestern) where she embarrasses him with her over-the-top cheering.
So far, Louis-Dreyfus has remained mum on treatment options. That said, we will continue to send her wishes for a speedy recovery. You've got this, Julia!