Julia Louis-Dreyfus Battling Breast Cancer

September 29, 2017 - 6:30am

Emmy-award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus is battling breast cancer. The Veep star shared her diagnosis on social media Thursday.

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," the actress wrote. "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.

  • Louis-Dreyfus, 56, continued: "The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."
  • Earlier this month, the actress won her sixth Emmy in a row, setting a record for the most wins for a performance in the same role for the same series.
  • In a statement, HBO says Louis-Dreyfus learned she had cancer the day after the awards, noting that the production schedule on Veep will be adjusted as needed.
  • "Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time," HBO said in the 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."