Oscar winning actress Kathy Bates took to Twitter Wednesday morning to make a startling revelation – she’s been fighting breast cancer for the past two months and has undergone a double mastectomy.
“Hey All, sorry for the long silence,” she tweeted. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy.”
The 64-year-old Bates – who survived ovarian cancer nine years ago – is apparently keeping her sense of humor about her condition, adding: I don’t miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry’s Law. ;-) Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y’all kept me going,” she wrote.
In an interview with People, the Misery star talked more in depth about her illness.
“Luckily, I don’t have to undergo radiation or chemo,” she said. “My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception.”
Bates — nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama for her role in NBC’s Harry’s Law — is expected to attend the awards show September 23 in Los Angeles.