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Angelina Jolie's Preventive Double Mastectomy: Celebs Tweet Support

Angelina Jolie has made a big decision — and she’s ready to share it with the world. The Oscar winning actress released an OpEd piece in Tuesday’s New York Time revealing that she recently had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer after doctors found a “faulty gene.”

In the piece, Angelina encourages other women to be proactive and aware about the risks of breast cancer, while going into detail about the three-part surgery. Watch the video for more details:

Meanwhile, just hours after Angelina’s piece was released, several other strong, female celebrities are commending her for sharing her story. Check out some of the supportive celeb tweets:

“This is so moving and inspiring. Angelina Jolie is the most beautiful, inside and out” –Ariana Grande

“I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story today regarding her mastectomy. So brave!” – Sheryl Crow

“Much respect & for sharing in classy way: Angelina Jolie on why she had a double mastectomy & how it can save lives” –Elizabeth Banks

“Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy. Proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women” –  Giuliana Rancic

““@nytopinion: Angelina Jolie on why she had a double mastectomy, and how it can save lives: http://nyti.ms/19l8bbZ ” a must-read for women!” – Mindy Kaling

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