Brad Pitt: Jolie’s choice ‘absolutely heroic’

“This is a happy day for our family,” the star says.

Brad Pitt has issued a statement to London’s Evening Standard on partner Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy.

“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as many others like her, absolutely heroic,” Pitt said in the statement. “I thank our medical team for their care and focus.”

“All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children,” Pitt continued. “This is a happy day for our family.”

In a New York Times op-ed story written by Angelina Jolie and titled My Medical Choice, the star, 37, explained that she spent the last three months undergoing and recovering from a double mastectomy.

Jolie, who lost her mother to ovarian cancer, writes, “My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%,” Jolie writes. “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”

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3 Responses

  1. tess says:

    respect for going public!
    I understand her decision (the mastectomy) completely, I would do the same, but to share this with the whole world takes a lot of courage.

  2. Gaby says:

    thank you Josie for posting this here…you are awesome!

  3. Anne Denham says:

    We are absolutely admired you as always Angelina,what a beautiful lady inside and out,we are proud of you and your fiancée Brad especially your children,God is always with you and your family,God bless you always and your family.Take care always !!!!!