Celebrities are flocking to Twitter to react to the shocking and inspiring news that Angelina decided to remove both of her breasts so that she can prevent developing breast cancer one day. Celebrities are commending the mom-of-six for being so courageous and writing about her experience in The New York Times.
Hollywood celebrities are now even more in awe of Angelina Jolie. The actress, who is known as one of the most beautiful women in the world, announced in a New York Times op-ed piece on May 14 that she had spent the past three months removing her breasts after learning that she had an 87 percent chance of developing the disease like her own mother did. Now famous faces like Giuliana Rancic, who had her own double mastectomy, are speaking out on Twitter.
Celebrities React To Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy
Sheryl Crow: “I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story today regarding her mastectomy. So brave! Ladies, please check out Angelina Jolie’s story today, especially if you have breast cancer in your family history.”
Giuliana Rancic: “Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy. Proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women.”
Elizabeth Banks: “Much respect & for sharing in classy way: Angelina Jolie on why she had a double mastectomy & how it can save lives.”
David Krumholtz: “Now, Angelina Jolie truly is the most beautiful woman in the world.”
Nia Vardalos: “A moment of quiet respect for Angelina Jolie’s candor and all women’s bravery in facing this choice.”
Marlee Matlin: “Brave, honest, strong. Angelina Jolie gets a double mastectomy. Agree with @niavardalos – quiet respect for her.”
Dr. Drew: “Very courageous RT Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy.”
Kristen Bell: “An admirable op ed by Angelina Jolie
Jackie Collins: “Anjelina Jolie..an incredible woman. Smart & brave.”
Questlove: “wow. Brave & Considerate move on Angelina Jolie’s behalf”
Angelina Reveals Why She Got A Double Mastectomy
We told you that Angelina wrote about why she decided to do this in a piece called “My Medical Choice.”
“I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy,” she wrote. “But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
Angelina’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died at the age of 56 in 2007 after a long battle with breast cancer.
“I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices. Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.”
— Chloe Melas
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