Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals why she went public with her cancer diagnosis

Angelo Anderson
October 21, 2018

But she said that the good news was that she had supportive family and friends as well as a great insurance.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus joins the cast and showrunner of the television series Veep for a discussion at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Film Interactive Festival 2017 in Austin, Texas, U.S., March 13, 2017.

On his fourth show from Brooklyn, Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night welcomed multiple Emmy victor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a triumphant appearance following her successful treatment for breast cancer.

"I feel very strong", she told Kimmel.

"A lot of people worked for me, and I knew I couldn't really keep it private because I had to tell everybody what was going on, and then I just sort of embraced that, and I got a lot of positive feedback", she continued. Louis-Dreyfus then used her story to show her support for affordable healthcare for all, saying that she would have been able to get well without it. "Everything is good. I'm back at work on Veep, which is wonderful".


Louis-Dreyfus also discussed her decision to publicly document her cancer journey on social media after first revealing her diagnosis in a September 28, 2017 Instagram post.

Her show went on hiatus while she had surgery and three rounds of chemo. I think people liked having the fact that I had a sense of humor about it.

On Thursday night, she also discussed her treatment with Kimmel and how health care should be for everyone. Some of the posts included an Instagram video in January that her two sons, Henry and Charlie, made to commemorate her final day of chemotherapy treatment. "I was really pleased with the reaction".

Probably it was due to Julia Louis-Dreyfus suffering from cancer that HBO had to delay the filming of Veep season 7.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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