Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals breast cancer diagnosis

Gibson Johns, AOL.com

Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that she has breast cancer on Thursday.

Less than two weeks after winning her sixth-straight Emmy for her starring turn on HBO's "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter to share the heartbreaking news.

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"Just when you thought..." she wrote above a photo of a printed note with her masthead on it.

The 56-year-old comedian, who is an outspoken critic of President Trump, used the moment to make a statement about the current health care debate going on in the United States.

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer," the note read. "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. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."

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Louis-Dreyfus has been married to actor Brad Hall for 30 years, and they share two sons together, Henry, 25, and Charlie, 20.

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