We have some very sad news to report: Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The actress posted a signed note to Twitter on Thursday:

We are so sorry to hear about Louis-Dreyfus’ diagnosis.

But we are so proud of her for fighting for better access to health care for all women.

We’re sending her all our love and best wishes. As many others did in response to her tweet, including Christina Applegate — a breast cancer survivor who offered to speak with Louis-Dreyfus if she’d like.



According to The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus received the diagnosis on September 18th, the day after she won the award for Best Actress at the Emmys for her role in HBO’s Veep (her record-breaking sixth year winning in a row). The network said that the diagnosis played no role in the decision to end Veep after its seventh season, and production will accommodate Louis-Dreyfus’ health as need be.

Julia, we love you — and know you can beat this.