Warning: This story includes language that may be considered offensive.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the 11-time Emmy Award-winning star of “Veep” and “Seinfeld,” is here to tell cancer to take a hike—and that’s putting it mildly.
This week, about 5 months after first revealing her diagnosis of breast cancer, Louis-Dreyfus posted a glamorous photo with the message, “Hey cancer, ‘F— you!'” Who couldn’t agree with that sentiment?
In the post she revealed this was her first photo after having surgery.
Louis-Dreyfus first announced her breast cancer diagnosis in September 2017, posting a photo to Twitter and Instagram 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 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.”
Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017
She quickly received an outpouring of support from around the world. Her “Seinfeld” co-star Jason Alexander tweeted, “So sorry you have to go thru this, pal, but I know you will prevail. We are here if/when you need and we love you.”
@OfficialJLD so sorry you have to go thru this, pal, but I know you will prevail. We are here if/when you need and we love you. ❤️🌈
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) September 29, 2017
Even former— and “fellow” veep—Vice President Joe Biden tweeted “We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia.”
We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia. pic.twitter.com/JP0c2wtrJ6
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 28, 2017
Since announcing her breast cancer diagnosis, Louis-Dreyfus has continued to post updates on her health via social media. In October 2017, she posted a funny photo of herself in a black hoodie and fake mustache along with the caption, “Chemo #2: finito. We are NOT f—ing around here.”
Obviously cancer is nothing to mess around with but Louis-Dreyfus is clearly embracing her role as a powerful example of how to fight breast cancer and maintain your sense of humor. She’s an inspiration to plenty of people going through the same battle!