“Leverage”'s Gina Bellman Shares Cancer Diagnosis Following Kate Middleton's Announcement: 'Until Now I Didn't Have the Courage to Go Public'

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The actress shared that she’s “back in stilettos and filming 14 hour days” following treatment last summer for breast cancer

<p> David Fisher/Shutterstock</p> Gina Bellman

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Gina Bellman
  • Leverage: Redemption star Gina Bellman has shared that she underwent treatment for breast cancer last summer

  • The actress, 57, said she was inspired by Kate Middleton’s announcement of her own cancer diagnosis

  • Bellman revealed she’s “back in stilettos and filming 14 hour days” after finishing treatment

Leverage: Redemption star Gina Bellman has revealed that she underwent cancer treatment last summer, sharing that she was inspired by Kate Middleton’s announcement of her own cancer diagnosis.

“Catherine The Princess of Wales displayed such composure and grace today in her heartbreaking announcement. Hoping her treatment is successful and also for a kinder world,” the actress, 57, shared in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

She continued in another post, writing, “I myself underwent treatment for Breast Cancer last summer. Until now- I didn’t have the courage to go public. 8 months on I’m back in stilettos and filming 14 hour days.”

Bellman is referring to the revival of Leverage, which originally ran for five seasons on TNT before ending in 2012. Redemption first appeared on Freevee, but its upcoming third season will stream on Prime Video.

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Bellman ended her update on a positive note, acknowledging any of her followers who may be undergoing the same medical journey. “For those undergoing treatment right now- there is light at the end of this tunnel ❤️‍🩹,” she wrote.

Fans of the actress rushed to share messages of support, prompting Bellman to post on Sunday, “Thank you all for the ❤️I do think the Leverage world is a little cocoon of kindness xx.”

On Friday, Princess Kate, 42, shared that she’s been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. The news came after weeks of speculation regarding the health and whereabouts of the royal, who was absent from public life following planned abdominal surgery in January.

<p>Erik Heinila/TNT/Courtesy Everett Collection</p> Gina Bellman on 'Leverage' during its original run on TNT.

Erik Heinila/TNT/Courtesy Everett Collection

Gina Bellman on 'Leverage' during its original run on TNT.

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In her video, the princess shared that the cancer was discovered after the surgery.

"At the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous," Princess Kate said. "The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present. My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventive chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment."

"I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirits," the royal said, ending her video with a note for "facing this disease." She added, "Please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.”

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