Kathy Bates has revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago and is now recovering from a double mastectomy.
"Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family calls me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception," the 64-year-old Oscar winner told People magazine.
Bates, who previously battled ovarian cancer in 2003, added that she looks forward to getting back to work.
Bates, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1990 thriller "Misery," is nominated for two Emmy Awards this year for her work on the since-cancelled NBC legal comedy-drama "Harry's Law," and for a guest role on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men."
The Emmys ceremony will be held Sept. 23.