Veep and Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Drefyus took to social media to reveal she is fighting breast cancer Thursday.
She wrote a special message via Instagram to update her followers and fans.
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she revealed. Still, she went on to make it clear she has faith she’ll be just fine, while raising awareness for women who don’t have the resources to fight as hard as she will.
“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” she 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.”
A post shared by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@officialjld) on Sep 28, 2017 at 10:16am PDT
Politicians and celebrities reached out to the actress on social media. Former Vice President Joe Biden offered up a few kind words on Twitter. “We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, arewith you, Julia.”
We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia. pic.twitter.com/JP0c2wtrJ6 — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 28, 2017
Biden lost his son, Beau Biden, to brain cancer back in 2015. He and his wife, Jill, started the Biden Cancer initiative this year to push cancer prevention as well as increase knowledge and encourage a better healthcare system. Hillary Clinton also tweeted, “Julia, you’re in our thoughts and our hearts. Inspired but not surprised to see you using your platform for this difficult moment.”
Julia, you're in our thoughts and our hearts. Inspired but not surprised to see you using your platform for good in this difficult moment. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 28, 2017
Her fellow Seinfeld co-star Jason Alexander, tweeted, “so sorry you have to go thru this pal, but I know you will prevail. We are here if/when you need and we love you.”
@OfficialJLD so sorry you have to go thru this, pal, but I know you will prevail. We are here if/when you need and we love you. — jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) September 29, 2017
Ellen DeGeneres wrote, “I love you…”
Robin Roberts, who won a battle with breast cancer herself, wrote, “Sending love and prayers to @OfficialJLD … “
Sending love and prayers to @OfficialJLD...this morn @GMA @DebRobertsABC brings us her story and message about facing breast cancer...as support pours in for the beloved actress. — Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) September 29, 2017
Her fellow comedian, Wanda Sykes, wrote, “Love you Julia. You got this.”
Love you Julia. You got this. — Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) September 28, 2017
Fans also commented with encouraging words.
“Wishing you the fastest and fullest recovery. Thank you for always being an inspiration to me and so many other young women,” one fan wrote.
Another added, “Seriously, don’t believe in role models, but as a mother, wife, daughter, activist, brilliant comic, glamorous actor or down-to-earth women, she is IT! God Bless!”
One kept it simple with, “You’ll get through this!!”
Another urged her to keep pushing and wrote, “Head up warrior, time to go to war…”
One follower added, “I’m confident you will be able to kick cancer to the curb and sending prayers & positive thoughts to you and your family”
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