Leverage’s Gina Bellman Shares Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Wake of Kate Middleton Reveal

Leverage star Gina Bellman has gone public with her own cancer diagnosis after Kate Middleton announced hers earlier on Friday.

“Catherine The Princess of Wales displayed such composure and grace today in her heartbreaking announcement,” Bellman said on social media. “Hoping her treatment is successful and also for a kinder world.” She later added: “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. For those undergoing treatment right now- there is light at the end of this tunnel.”

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Bellman’s Leverage co-star Beth Riesgraf (aka Parker) voiced her support in response: “We got you, G, and you got this… Always and forever,” along with the hashtags #Warrior and #Queen.

Bellman played grifter Sophie Deveraux on TNT’s crime caper Leverage, with its five-season run wrapping up in 2012. Bellman is currently reprising the role on the revival Leverage: Redemption, which debuted on Freevee in 2021 and will move to Prime Video for its upcoming third season.

Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton announced on Friday, amid weeks of frenzied speculation about her health and wellbeing, that she has been diagnosed with cancer and is actively undergoing preventative chemotherapy. “It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family,” she said in a video message, “but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.”

She added: “We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment… For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.”

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