Kathy Bates Undergoes Double Mastectomy
Actress Kathy Bates has undergone a double mastectomy.
Bates, who nabbed an Oscar in 1991 for her spot-on portrayal of a romance novel lovin' nut in 'Misery,' was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago. After much consideration, she elected to have both of her breasts removed. But there is a silver lining to this dark cloud.
"After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy," Bates, 64, revealed to People. "Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family calls me 'Kat' because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception."
Amen to that, sister!
Bates is agile as a feline in both her professional and personal life. She battled ovarian cancer nine years ago and survived, so her odds of defeating breast cancer look pretty good to us -- and her doctors, for that matter.
"My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time," she continued. "I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love to do."
So are we, Kathy. Few actresses could make cray-cray look as good as you did when playing Annie Wilkes in 'Misery.'
Additionally, Bates is up for two Emmys, which will be handed out on Sept. 23. She's nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama for 'Harry's Law' and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy for her spot channeling Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.'