Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed Thursday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Veep star made the announcement to her followers on Twitter, writing, “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,” she wrote. “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 THR: “Julia received her diagnosis the day after the Emmys. It 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.”

More to come…

[THR]