Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the Emmy- and Golden-Globe-winning star of Veep, has announced that she has breast cancer.
In a tweet posted on Thursday, she captioned it “Just when you thought…” followed by a screenshot of a note that read, “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, and fantastic insurance through my union,” 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.”
HBO spokesperson Cecile Cross-Plummer told BuzzFeed News the actor received her diagnosis the day after the Emmy awards, where she won her sixth consecutive award for Veep.
But, Cross-Plummer said, Louis-Dreyfus' illness did not affect the decision to make this the final season of the show.
“We will adjust production as needed,” Cross-Plummer said, “But the writers will still be in the writing room.”
Louis-Dreyfus' publicist did not immediately respond to request for comment.