After Double Mastectomy, Kathy Bates Tweets She Doesn't Miss Her Breasts As Much as Her Canceled TV Show
Actress Kathy Bates revealed Wednesday via Twitter that her absence from the media and spotlight of late is because she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy.
(1/2) Hey All, sorry for the long silence. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy.— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) September 12, 2012
But in her follow-up tweet, Bates inserts some levity into her difficult situation, by making a crack about her now-canceled TV series, "Harry's Law":
(2/2) 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.— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) September 12, 2012
The 64-year-old Oscar-winning actress told People Magazine:
"After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy," the Academy Award-winning actress reveals. "Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception."
Bates was previously diagnosed with--and survived--ovarian cancer in 2003.
Though "Harry's Law" is off the airwaves, Bates is nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding actress in a drama for the show, and also for outstanding guest actress in a comedy for her appearance on "Two and a Half Men." Bates is expected to attend the September 23 ceremony.