Nearly two weeks ago, millions of people watched actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she walked onstage to accept her 11th Emmy award.

She radiated in a black embroidered gown and smiled as if nothing was going wrong in her world:

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Then, on Friday, Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter to make a major announcement regarding her health. The 56-year-old mom of two wrote:

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. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.

As representatives for HBO told People, the actress learned about her diagnosis the day after the Emmys:

As People reported, HBO then released a statement saying:

Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time. We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep.

Hundreds tweeted out their support, including co-stars and other Hollywood actors:

Louis-Dreyfus’s representative told People the actress is “incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes.”

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