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Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed Thursday she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Captioning a post on Instagram, "Just when you thought...," the recent six-time Emmy winner for her role on Veep said, "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one."
She followed the announcement with an encouraging note, insisting: "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union," she said. "The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."
HBO said in a subsequent statement: "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."
Louis-Dreyfus made history earlier this month at the Emmy Awards, becoming the first person to win six trophies for the same role.