Julia Louis-Dreyfus has thanked fans for their support in light of her breast cancer diagnosis.
The 56-year-old actress took to Twitter on Thursday (28Sep17), where she announced in a message that she was battling the disease and was undergoing treatment.
Julia’s son Henry Hall, 25, also took to the social media site on Friday, where he uploaded a throwback picture of his mum and himself when he was a small boy, with the pair smiling and looking happy.
“I couldn’t be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday,” he wrote alongside the photo, adding, “Love to you all.”
The former Seinfeld actress retweeted Henry’s sweet post and took the time to extend a similar message to her fans.
“I’m thankful, too. And also thankful for my dear boy with good manners,” she stated.
In recent days, Julia has seen an emotional outpouring from fans all over the world, and received kind words from former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, her Seinfeld co-star Jason Alexander and comedienne Sarah Silverman. Cancer survivor Christina Applegate also reached out to her after hearing the news.
In her original statement, Julia shared a note in which she explained that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, but had a positive outlook.
“One in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” 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 announcement was made a week after Julia received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in TV show Veep.
– Cover Media