ulia Louis-Dreyfus, star of Veep and Seinfeld and our hearts, announced that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer on Thursday, September 28.
She shared an emotional, personal message on her Twitter and Instagram accounts. It's indicative of her strength, her good will, and the care she has for others, even when she herself is struggling.
Earlier this month, the actor made history at the Emmy awards.
She won her sixth consecutive trophy for her role as Selina Meyer in Veep, beating Candice Bergen’s previous record of five statues for Murphy Brown.
With that win, she also tied Cloris Leachman’s record of eight Emmy wins by a single performer.
According to an HBO statement in The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus received the diagnosis the day after the Emmys.
Louis-Dreyfus is married to actor and director, Brad Hall, and they have two sons.
Ever a pillar of strength and poise, Louis-Dreyfus posted a short, poignant statement announcing her diagnosis on Thursday.
"Just when you thought..." it began.
On her own letterhead, the signed statement reads, “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.”
“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.”
Louis-Dreyfus was so quick to think of others who are less fortunate than she is, even in this trying time. So there was no question that people would respond with love and support for the queen of comedy.
“You’ve got an army of fans ready to fight with you as well,” Molly Knight’s tweet reads. “Just send up a bat signal when needed.”
Or do the Elaine dance. That’ll work too.
Even through the pain, Louis-Dreyfus has no plans to stop making us laugh anytime soon.
HBO is continuing to prep for the final season of Veep, which will return in 2018.
The network’s statement to The Hollywood Reporter reads, “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.“