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Not to worry, meatball fans. Wetpaint Entertainment has just learned that Deena Nicole’s break from Twitter is only temporary.

A friend of the Jersey Shore star broke down the situation for us, explaining why Deena just needs a few days off from the social networking site.

“She’s doing a lot of press for the show right now and the days have been really long,” the friend explains. “On top of that, she got a few very rude, very negative tweets from haters who apparently had nothing better to do than pick on her.”

“What people need to realize is that Deena was bullied in high school, so when she feels like that’s starting to happen again, she shuts down,” the friend continues. “Everyone thinks she’s got this really thick skin, but the truth is, she’s sensitive and she doesn’t like conflict.”

Adds the friend: “She’s not deactivating her account, she’s just going to stay off for a few days. It’s not going to affect her work commitments, she’s still doing the Today Show tomorrow morning. She’ll be fine.”

We’re glad to hear it!

Catch the next new episode of Jersey Shore on Thursday, October 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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