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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