Film and television star Kathy Bates took to Twitter Wednesday morning and explained to her fans why they haven’t seen or heard from her lately. It turns out the Oscar-winning actress, who revealed she’d been battling ovarian cancer earlier this year, has been fighting breast cancer for the last two months.
“Hey All, sorry for the long silence,” she tweeted. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy.”
Despite sharing such difficult and personal news with her fans, Bates kept her sense of humor about it.
“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 magazine, Bates explained her current condition further.
“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 is nominated for an Emmy for her role in “Harry’s Law,” and according to Starpulse, she still plans to attend the awards show.