Celebrities React to Rita Wilson's Breast Cancer Reveal

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 11:35 AM PDT, April 14, 2015
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Rita Wilson's celebrity friends are showing their support for her.

The 58-year-old actress revealed on Tuesday that she has breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy.

"Last week, with my husband [Tom Hanks] by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma," she told People.

The actress also went on Facebook to share the news and wrote, "I'm doing well and getting stronger every day."

Hi all. There is some news I want to share with you in hopes that if you or any woman you know is dealing with this that...

Posted by Rita Wilson on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Adored by many, Wilson has received an outpouring of love from famous friends on Twitter, sending her words of love and encouragement.

Sending our love to @RitaWilson who had a double mastectomy after her breast cancer diagnosis

— Kathie Lee and Hoda(@klgandhoda) April 14, 2015

Wishing my good friend @RitaWilson the best as she makes this important announcement, which will help millions of women and their families.

— Christiane Amanpour(@camanpour) April 14, 2015

Sending the wonderful Rita Wilson my love and best wishes for a speedy recovery and good health.

— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) April 14, 2015

Rita Wilson - AMAZING WOMAN !!!

— Rosie (@Rosie) April 14, 2015

Sending love + light to @RitaWilson thank you for Sharing your breast cancer story of getting a second opinion your courage will help many.

— lisarinna(@lisarinna) April 14, 2015

Sweet beautiful powerful Rita!!! Loving you so much!

— christinaapplegate(@1capplegate) April 14, 2015

Beautiful Brave Friend. Thinking of you and grateful for your courage.

— Sara Bareilles(@SaraBareilles) April 14, 2015

I ❤️ Rita. MT @people: @RitaWilson underwent double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery

— NiaVardalos(@NiaVardalos) April 14, 2015

@RitaWilson #Hero

— John Stamos(@JohnStamos) April 14, 2015

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While her friends continue to wish her well, she is currently on a leave of absence from Fish in the Dark, the Broadway play in which she was starring.

The show announced she will return to the stage soon in a statement saying, "Everyone at FISH IN THE DARK wishes Rita a speedy and healthy recovery, and looks forward to having her back on stage at the Cort on May 5."

Rita's son Colin spoke to ETonline about his mom and her most recent single "Girls Night In" at SXSW. Check out what he has to say about her in the video below.