Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has announced that she has breast cancer. The 56-year-old, who plays the role of Selina Meyer on HBO’s ‘Veep’, said, “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.”

On her social media, she wrote, “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,” the actress wrote.

HBO said that the ‘Veep’ star got her diagnosis a day after the Emmy Awards, which were held earlier this month. She received her sixth consecutive Emmy for comedy actress for her role in ‘Veep’.

HBO is ending ‘Veep’ after its next season, but it says that the diagnosis isn’t the reason why. It said that the writers would keep working on the season, and that production would be adjusted around the actress’s treatment.

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’,” HBO said in a statement.

In the past, Louis-Dreyfus has advocated cancer research by partnering up with the Livestrong Foundation.

The ‘Veep’ star previously starred in the hit TV show, ‘Seinfeld’, where she played Elaine. Her performance on the show received critical acclaim and she was nominated for and won many awards for it.

Messages came in for the actress via Twitter.

“We love you,” ‘Veep’ co-star Tony Hale tweeted.

All our wishes to this very strong and courageous lady.

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