Absolutely Fabulous Star Has Breast Cancer

Jennifer Saunders

Tim Whitby/Getty

updated 07/08/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 07/08/2010 AT 12:05 PM ET

Jennifer Saunders, familiar to American TV audiences as the eccentric London public-relations specialist Edina Monsoon on the uproarious British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, has been fighting breast cancer since discovering a lump last October.

It’s being reported by the BBC that she just completed treatment and her doctors say the screenwriter-actress-comedienne’s condition is in remission.

Saunders, 52, has been seen with closely cropped hair as well as in a wig and bandana at a recent Wimbledon match. She will not comment on her health, her rep tells the BBC.


From Our Partners