Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tells Cancer “F— you!” in First Post-Op Photo

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus broke her silence following a surgery she underwent to remove her breast cancer—and, naturally, it wasn’t without her usual sense of humor. The Veep star and Seinfeld veteran took to Twitter to update her followers on her progress, sharing a stunning photo as well, writing, “Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery. Hey cancer, “F— you!” Here’s my first post op photo.”

Louis-Dreyfus has remained somewhat quiet on social media ever since announcing that she was fighting breast cancer back in September. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she wrote in a note posted to Twitter with the caption “Just when you thought…”. She stayed optimistic in the wake of her diagnosis, adding, “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 did, however, pop up on Twitter during last month’s SAG Awards where she became the first TV actress to win five times, individually—the most recent one being for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Veep. “I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it’s pretty fun to watch in my pj’s,” she tweeted. “So honored to win. So proud to be a union member. So happy for my @VeepHBO bozos for winning ensemble award. Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?”

No doubt Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be in attendance over the next couple of years. She might even have the chance to make history once again if the final season of Veep snags more nominations. It will be awhile until then, though, as the show is still on hiatus. Last month, HBO announced that Veep would be returning in 2019. “Veep is on hiatus, we’ll start filming in August and it will air in 2019,” her co-star Matt Walsh told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve known for about a month. We’ve seen [Julia], she’s done some table reads, she’s doing well, she’s finished her last chemo, she’s in recuperation. Her prospectives have remained excellent throughout. She’s very well loved; she’s a tremendous person.”