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Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ sons sing a very appropriate song on their mom’s last day of chemo (VIDEO)

Julie Louis-Dreyfus Family

Charlie Hall | Instagram | Fair Use

Cerith Gardiner - published on 01/17/18

With a little help from Michael Jackson ...

Last week Julie Louis-Dreyfus went in for her last round of chemotherapy in her bid to beat breast cancer. And to mark this turning point in her treatment, her two sons, Charlie and Henry, decided to give their support in a very upbeat and musical fashion.

Her handsome boys decided to showcase their lip-synching skills to Michael Jackson’s ’80s hit “Beat It.” The video starts off with the message: “Mom’s last Chemo Day!!! BEAT IT!!! Love, Henry and Charlie.” Then as the music starts, so do the dramatic hand moves, fierce glares at the camera, and an emphatic mouthing of those iconic words: “beat it.”

Although their synchronization skills were highly impressive, what we really loved was the energy and determination Henry and Charlie gave to their performance; as if they were trying to help fight the disease for their mom, too.

Louis-Dreyfus posted the one-minute video to her Instagram account with the caption: “My beauty boys @henryhallmusic @charlie_hall made this for me today, my last day of chemotherapy. Pretty swell, right? Ain’t they sweet?”

The Veep star shared through her Twitter account back in September that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer, which affects 12 percent of American women in the USA. However, Louis-Dreyfus was quick to acknowledge her fortune in having the support of those around her: “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

There’s nothing quite like the love of our children to help us get through the worst of circumstances.


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