Julia Louis-Dreyfus says her show Veep was a 'lifesaver' during her battle with ...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is thankful she had her show Veep to focus on during her battle against breast cancer.

The Seinfeld star, 58, opened up about her tough year during HBO's FYC screening for Veep in LA on Tuesday, telling audiences 'I've had a lot of personal challenges, losses, dear ones in my family, my own battle with cancer,' per Entertainment Tonight.

But she credited the Emmy-winning show's cast with helping her get through, admitting she would have been lost 'had I not had this really close intimate relationship with all of these people.'

Her rock: Julia Louis-Dreyfus said that her show Veep was a 'lifesaver' during her battle with cancer

Her rock: Julia Louis-Dreyfus said that her show Veep was a 'lifesaver' during her battle with cancer

'We linked arms and we tried to do the most joyful funny thing possible as a team,' Julia went on.

The camaraderie was essential for Julia, who was diagnosed with cancer in September of 2017. 

'It was like being on a sports team… and that was the most buoying thing, to constantly be coming back to,' she said.

The project also helped her take her mind off her illness.  

'It really helped me. It gave me something to laser focus on during my illness, and I needed to laser focus [on something] beyond my illness, so it was a life saver,' she went on.

Close: she credited the Emmy-winning show's cast with helping her get through, admitting she would have been lost 'had I not had this really close intimate relationship with all of these people'

Close: she credited the Emmy-winning show's cast with helping her get through, admitting she would have been lost 'had I not had this really close intimate relationship with all of these people'

Helpful distraction: The project also helped her take her mind off her illness. 'It gave me something to laser focus on during my illness, and I needed to laser focus [on something] beyond my illness,' she said

Helpful distraction: The project also helped her take her mind off her illness. 'It gave me something to laser focus on during my illness, and I needed to laser focus [on something] beyond my illness,' she said

Difficult goodbyes: The season was so emotional that it was hard to nearly impossible for the cast to say goodbye. 'When it was each character’s last scene, everyone was a wreck,' she told People

Difficult goodbyes: The season was so emotional that it was hard to nearly impossible for the cast to say goodbye. 'When it was each character’s last scene, everyone was a wreck,' she told People

The season was so emotional that it was hard to nearly impossible for the cast to say goodbye.

'When it was each character’s last scene, everyone was a wreck,' she told People.

But luckily, he co-star Matt Walsh

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