“Veep” star and “Seinfeld” alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced today that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 11-time Emmy winner made the revelation in a post on her Twitter account.
“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
People reports that Louis-Dreyfus learned about the diagnosis earlier this month, the day after winning her sixth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for “Veep.”
HBO confirmed that it would adjust the production schedule for “Veep” as needed to accommodate any treatments needed by Louis-Dreyfus.
The pay-cable network released a statement in which it said: “Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time. 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.’”