'Veep' Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer the Day After The Emmys

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 2017
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 17, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Veep star and former Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed Thursday (Sep. 28) that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. 

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she tweeted to her fans. "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."

In a statement from HBO sent to Billboard's sister publication THR, the company said that "Julia received her diagnosis the day after the Emmys," stating the diagnosis "had no bearing in the decision to renew Veep for a final season. The writers will continue prepping as business as usual and HBO will adjust the production schedule as needed."

Billboard will update this post with new information as it becomes available.


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