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Joe Biden Sends Message of Support to Julia Louis-Dreyfus After Her Breast-Cancer Diagnosis

”We Veeps stick together,“ former vice president tells actress who plays fictional vice president

Former vice president Joe Biden sent a message of support to “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Thursday, after the actress disclosed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Biden tweeted a photo of himself with Dreyfus in character as fictional vice president Selina Meyer from the HBO hit, jauntily strolling the halls of the White House.

“We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia,” Biden wrote. “yes we do. Love back to all of you,” the actress replied.

In 2014, Biden and Louis-Dreyfus teamed up for a video skit for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in which they ditched the annual soiree, opting instead to raid the White House kitchen for ice cream then going out to get tattoos, among other adventures.

Louis-Dreyfus announced on Thursday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, telling her Twitter followers: “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.”

In the message, the actress also called for health care reform to help other women who don’t have the same resources she does. “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” she wrote. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

Biden has been a big supporter of cancer research, spearheading the Biden Cancer Initiative, which works to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care.

Watch Biden and Louis-Dreyfus’ Correspondents’ Dinner video below.