"I don't think that I've processed it. It's a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways," she said in an interview with "Good Morning America" at the time. "There were definitely days where I say, 'Why me?' And then I go, 'Well, why not me? Who else? Who else besides me deserves this?' None of us do. And I would say that my first reaction is always concern about how am I going to tell my mom, my husband."
When the news broke, Jason sent his love and support to the "Charmed" vet.
"Shannen and I will always have a bond that is very meaningful," he said to People. "I’m very heartbroken about the news and I wish her and her family the best in this very difficult time."