Staying strong! Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not going to let cancer break her spirit. The Veep star, 56, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September and in early November, she started her third round of chemotherapy. She has also been focusing on a holistic approach to treatment. "She's getting massages, acupuncture, Reiki, and doing yoga," a friend of the star exclusively told Closer Weekly in a new interview.
"Julia's a bit more tired and [treatment] has affected her appetite, but she's confident and strong. Fatigue is an issue, but she's not letting that get in the way of her work," the pal continued. In fact, Julia recently began production on her seventh and final season as former POTUS Selina Meyer on her HBO comedy. "She couldn't wait to get back to work. She loves it," noted the friend. "She keeps a light, happy, joke-filled set and that's what she wants to continue."
Naturally, she's scared, added the confidant, but with the support of her cast, crew, and husband of 30 years, Brad Hall, "she knows in her heart she'll get through this." On Nov. 9, the actress took to Twitter to update her fans on her treatments. "Two of my darling bozos (love them so much) psyched me up for [my third round of] chemo today. And guess what? It worked! I’m psyched," Julia captioned a funny video of her Veep co-stars Sam Richardson and Matt Walsh. The Seinfeld star previously revealed via Instagram on Thursday, Sept. 28 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Just when you thought... A post shared by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@officialjld) on Sep 28, 2017 at 10:16am PDT
Just when you thought...
A post shared by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@officialjld) on Sep 28, 2017 at 10:16am PDT
"[One in eight] 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," she wrote at the time. Keep fighting, Julia!
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