Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, HBO and Fellow Celebrities React

Christina Applegate, Tony Hale, Anna Kendrick and Debra Messing are among the stars sending love and prayer for the 'Veep' actress' recovery.

AceShowbiz - Julia Louis-Dreyfus is battling breast cancer. The "Veep" actress broke the news to her Twitter followers. She was diagnosed only one day after she won Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series on September 17. " Just when you thought...," she wrote.

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she revealed. "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 woman are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."

Fellow celebrities reached out to her, sending love and prayer for her recovery. "Mama, find me. Let's talk if you want," cancer survivor Christina Applegate responded to Julia's tweet. Julia's "Veep" co-star Tony Hale wrote, "We love this woman."

Anna Kendrick cursed out, "F**k. F**k. I don't think I realized how much I love this woman, who I don't know. Love her more for speaking up for others in this moment." Rita Wilson posted, "Thoughts and prayers are with you, Julia. God bless you. Stay strong."

Debra Messing wrote, "J sending all my healing energy your way. You are incredible to use this moment as an opportunity to support others. Thank you. Much love xd." Sarah Silverman tweeted, "[love emojis] so sorry and so in awe."

Kathy Griffin who has just lost her sister to cancer wrote, "Sad to think we're in a place where u may have to actually worry about accidentally reading horrifying responses if u post, but major respect, compassionate & love to Julia & all the people who will be helped be her honesty."

HBO, the home of Julia's TV show, wrote to the actress, "Your undaunted spirit has always been an inspiration to your family at HBO. Sending our love and support."

"Veep" was renewed for one last season roughly a week before the Emmys. HBO said they would adjust scheduling as needed due to Julia's cancer diagnosis, but the network insisted that the decision to end the show with season 7 had nothing to do with her health issues.

"Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time," HBO said in a statement to THR. "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."

Creator Armando Iannucci tweeted, "It is possible to be dignified and fierce at the same time. I, and millions others, send Julia our love and support."

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