Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates has had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago.
Kathy, 64, tweeted her fans to update them on her absence.
She said: "Sorry for the long silence."
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago and am recovering from a double mastectomy."
Despite the serious matter of the operation, Kathy still had a few quips up her sleeve.
"I don't miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry's Law," said the Emmy-nominated star of the TV legal series, which was cancelled earlier on in the year.
Kathy told People that she decided the operation was the best option as "I would not have to undergo radiation and chemo."
She added: "My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around a long time." The Misery actress also suffered from ovarian cancer in 2003.
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