Support is pouring in for Angelina Jolie, who New York Times piece that she recently underwent a preventative double mastectomy.Tuesday in a
In the op-ed, the 37-year-old actress opens up about having both breasts surgically removed after finding out she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer.
Jolie isn't the first celebrity to have the surgery. Christina Applegate, Sharon Osbourne, Wanda Sykes and Giuliana Rancic have all undergone double mastectomies in the past.
Rancic, along with Sheryl Crow, who both battled breast cancer, are among the stars speaking out. Check out their words of support below:
I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story today regarding her mastectomy. So brave!-- Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) May 14, 2013
This absolutely blew my mind. Angelina Jolie speaking out about a difficult decision that will inform + empower othe... say.ly/BIO5ORL-- Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) May 14, 2013
A moment of quiet respect for Angelina Jolie's candor and all women's bravery in facing this choice: nyti.ms/17o4k1m-- Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) May 14, 2013
Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy. Proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women: nyti.ms/19l8bbZ-- Giuliana Rancic (@GiulianaRancic) May 14, 2013
Much respect & for sharing in classy way: Angelina Jolie on why she had a double mastectomy & how it can save lives: nyti.ms/19l8bbZ-- Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) May 14, 2013
My Medical Choice nyti.ms/10U9HwL - bravo Angelina for sharing ur truth !-- Rosie O'Donnell (@Rosie) May 14, 2013
Angelina Jolie wrote about testing positive for the cancer gene and getting a double mastectomy. What would you do? bthny.com/12xk7FA-- Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) May 14, 2013
Thank you, Angelina Jolie, for bringing attention to the unfair expense of BRCA testing. For more on this test, see: aclu.org/free-speech-te...-- ACLU National (@ACLU) May 14, 2013