‘Veep’ star discloses cancer, touts universal health care

Twitter users offer a flood of support as Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares her breast cancer diagnosis and advocates helping those without access to treatment.

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On Thursday, the actress tweeted the news, along with a message urging support of universal health care:

Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017

Reuters reported:

Time Warner’s (TWX.N) HBO network said Louis-Dreyfus received the diagnosis a day after the Emmy Awards earlier this month, where she won a record sixth consecutive Emmy for comedy actress for her role as Meyer. The Emmys are U.S. television’s highest honor.

HBO added that her diagnosis played no part in its decision to end “Veep” after next season, and that writers would keep working on the final season while production would be adjusted around the actress.

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