's brave decision to go public about her double mastectomy on Monday not only shocked the world, but also her father, , who learned about his daughter's procedure through the op-ed piece she wrote for The New York Times. Speaking to NY Daily News the legendary actor revealed:
My love and admiration for my daughter can't be explained in words. I saw her two days ago with my son Jamie. We all got together for his birthday, with her and Brad (Pitt). But I didn't know. It wasn't obvious at all. I found out (Tuesday) morning. I was as surprised as anyone and deeply moved by the way she’s handled this.
On not being told about the procedure earlier he also added:
She’s a very extraordinary person, the way she examined it and what she shared. I completely understand. I want the focus to be on the inspiration.
Despite falling out back in 2002, father and daughter have since patched up their relationship and there's no doubt that Voight is immensely proud of his daughter's phenomenal bravery and candidness.
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