Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie is trending on twitter.

After learning she had a faulty gene the star made the decision to prevent ever suffering breast cancer again by undergoing a double mastectomy. Since the mum-of-six broke the news a host of stars have praised her courage and honesty after speaking out.

“I have a lot of respect for Angelina Jolie. Tough decision and brave to go public with it,” tweeted TV presenter and journalist, Dawn O’Porter, while singer, Sheryl Crow, a former breast cancer sufferer wrote, “I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story today regarding her mastectomy. So brave!”


Dawn O’Porter & Sheryl Crow


She went on: “Ladies, please check out Angelina Jolie’s story today, especially if you have breast cancer in your family history.”

Dita Von Teese: “Angelina’s admirable, informative letter, a must-read.” As did Kylie Minogue, “#angelinajolie thank you for sharing your story and helping women around the world #inspirational”


Dita Von Teese & Kylie Minogue


Angelina’s is a story that will resonate with women the world over, including former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton, who underwent a double mastectomy just last year, the pop singer tweeted: “I wish Angelina & all women who are effected by the BRCA gene all my love & strength. Thank u all 4 your support through mine Luv Michelle.”


Michelle Heaton


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