Earlier today Rita Wilson announced that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She also revealed that she had already undergone a double mastectomy along with reconstructive surgery. In a recent interview Wilson said “ I am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery. Why? Because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got a second opinion.
Since the announcement, countless celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to show their support for Wilson. Including Katie Couric who tweeted “Sending the wonderful Rita Wilson my love and best wishes for a speedy recovery and good health.” Singer Sara Bareilles tweeted “Beautiful Brave Friend. Thinking of you and grateful for your courage.” Maria Shriver tweeted “Proud of my friend. Share your story. It inspires and informs.” And Rosie O’Donnell tweeted “Rita Wilson – AMAZING WOMAN!!!”
Wilson is married to actor Tom Hanks.