Shannen Doherty revealed she was suffering from breast cancer in court documents on Wednesday.
After filing a lawsuit against her former management firm, in which she claimed her cancer spread during the time she was uninsured due to their failure to make timely payments to her premium, Doherty took to Twitter, where she thanked fans for their support and well-wishes.
Thank you for all the love and positive energy. It means the world to me. In case I don't tell u all enough... Love you
— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) August 20, 2015
In addition to her own tweet, Doherty's Charmed co-star, Alyssa Milano, spoke out.
@DohertyShannen Sending you love, light and strength. — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 19, 2015
According to Doherty's complaint, "In November 2013, SAG sent the premium invoice to Tanner Mainstain for Plaintiff's medical insurance coverage for the year 2014. However, Defendants ignored it, failed to pay it (without informing Plaintiff) and then promptly terminated their relationship with [Doherty] effective February 7, 2014."
In addition, "Plaintiff was also informed that, had she been insured and able to visit her doctor, the cancer could potentially have been stopped, thus obviating the need for the future treatment (including mastectomy and chemotherapy) that Plaintiff will likely have to suffer through now."
In response to Doherty's lawsuit, her former management firm released the following statement:
"Tanner Mainstain is saddened to learn that Ms. Doherty is suffering from cancer and wishes her a full recovery. However, the claim that Tanner Mainstain caused her to be uninsured, prevented her from seeking medical care, or somehow contributed to her cancer is patently false."