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How are Shannen Doherty's 'Charmed' Co-Stars Handling Her Heartbreaking Cancer Diagnosis?

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By Ben Robinson III

When the news of Shannen Doherty's recent cancer diagnosis broke it immediately saddened her millions of fans. True, there was a time when Doherty had become the center of much controversy, however, it never dampened the shine of her impeccable work through the characters she bought to life on the screen. Known mostly for the roles of rebellious teen queen Brenda Walsh on the original iconic 90's show Beverly Hills 90210 and as enchanting witch Prue Halliwell on Charmed Doherty has long been a staple of 90's drama.

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After Doherty left Charmed there were rumors that speculated of a war raging between her and fellow co-star Alyssa Milano. Though they have since ended their alleged rivalry Milano did speak about the issues they encountered on set (via Huffington Post);

“I don’t know if she got fired, we never really found out what happened,” Milano said. “I can tell you that we were on the air with her for three years and there were definitely some rough days. Holly [Marie Combs] and Shannen were best friends for like 10 years before the show started so it was very much sort of like high school."

Those days are long over now, especially in light of Milano's message of positivity after hearing about Doherty's diagnosis. It lead many to wonder exactly where Doherty's other onscreen sister, Holly Marie Combs, was with her own well wishes. Fans had been criticizing Combs for not immediately offering words of encouragement. Well now Combs is speaking out and, according to Pop Culture, she's ready to speak out against everyone that thought she was being extra shady by not offering her former co-star support.

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Using Twitter as her weapon of choice Combs was not having any hater talk while her friend is dealing with such immense pain.

Holly Marie Combs is here to set the record straight. The Charmed alum clapped back at those who were questioning her lack of public support for former co-star Shannen Doherty after her recent admission that she has stage four breast cancer. While several of Doherty's famous friends flooded social media with messages of support, Hollywood Life noticed that Combs took to Twitter to address her critics.

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She tweeted out "Let’s get one thing straight. I don’t use social media to send messages to people I’ve known for 30 years. You can. But I don’t." Combs' words struck a chord with Charmed fans who immediately came to her aid. One user tweeted "Holly I love you and you are totally right" with another adding "No one deserved any sort of response from you, but if you’re gonna do it, this is it. "

This just shows that social media is cool, but true friendship still exists IRL.

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