Angelina Jolie Praised By Nina Dobrev, Kylie Minogue, More Following Double Mastectomy Article

A load of famous faces have come forward on Twitter to praise Angelina Jolie for her brave decision to speak out over her recent double mastectomy.

The actress revealed in an op-ed piece for the New York Times today that she discovered she was carrying the BRCA1 gene, which gave her an almighty 87% chance of developing breast cancer at some point in her life.

Deciding to undergo the procedure, which lasted several months, Angelina reduced her chances down to below 5%.

Stars ranging from Elizabeth Banks and Nina Dobrev to Maria Fowler and Michelle Heaton – who herself has undergone the same operations – have tweeted their support.

A selection appears below:

Elizabeth Banks: Much respect & for sharing in classy way: Angelina Jolie on why she had a double mastectomy & how it can save lives

Giuliana Rancic: Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy. Proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women

Nina Dobrev: This absolutely blew my mind. Angelina Jolie speaking out about a difficult decision that will inform + empower others

Octavia Spencer: Huge prayers for Angelina Jolie & her family as she convalesces & bravo for raising awareness! #GetWellSoonAngie

Paula Abdul: ‘Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can control’ – Angelina Jolie POWERFUL! POSITIVE! xoP

Kylie Minogue: #angelinajolie thank you for sharing your story and helping women around the world #inspirational

Ariana Grande: This is so moving and inspiring. Angelina Jolie is the most beautiful, inside and out.

Aisleyne: Wow! Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy, and she’s told the world about it! What a woman, so honorable. Xx

Kirstie Allsopp: My sister Sofie had the same procedure as Angelina Jolie, it’s a brave decision and I couldn’t support it more @BCCampaign

Maria Fowler: Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy? Wowza. Much respect to her as doing that as a prevention #Brave

Dawn O’Porter: I have a lot of respect for Angelina Jolie. Tough decision and brave to go public with it.

Michelle Heaton: Hi guys.. With the news that Angelina has the BRCA gene, and recently underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction..Myself & my family….have been inundated with requests to speak about my views and my personal journey through my own experience. I would like to simply say……that anyone coming forward and speaking publicly can only be commended, Raising awareness will ultimately save lives and help educate…..I wish Angelina & all women who are effected by the BRCA gene all my love & strength. Thank u all 4 your support through mine Luv Michelle