Shannen Doherty, star of «Beverly Hills 90210,» is now engaged in a life-threatening struggle. The adored actress has revealed that she has been fighting Stage 4 breast cancer since 2019.
After five years of treatment and three years of being cancer-free, the star said in a February interview that her cancer had come back. Shannen Doherty was only 11 when she played «Jenny Wilder» on Little House on the Prairie and won our hearts.
Shannen continued to work as an actress in Hollywood after she was in Little House. She was in episodes of the TV shows Magnum P.I. and Airwolf.
Shannen’s big break as an actress came when she was cast as Brenda Walsh in the cult TV show «Beverly Hills, 90210». Shannen, who was born in Tennessee, made $17,500 per episode and became a star overnight. However, her success cost her a lot. With cameras following her around 24 hours a day, the new star found it hard to deal with her newfound fame.
«There were times when I really didn’t want to be there. I was unhappy,» Shannen told in an interview. Shannen had a lot of success in Hollywood, but the last few years of her life have been hard.
The 51-year-old actress who also appeared in «Charmed» was first told she had breast cancer in 2015. Shannen kept her cancer diagnosis a secret at first so she could keep working. She went on to star in the reboot of «90210» just four months after her friend and former co-star Luke Perry died.
But then she decided to tell the public about her diagnosis and use social media to keep her fans up to date on her treatment. Shannen fought the terrible disease and won. Since then, she has been very open on social media about her treatment, worries, and successes.
«After my second treatment, my hair was so matted that it looked like dreadlocks. «And when I tried to brush it out, it just fell out,» she said. «I remember holding huge clumps of my hair in my hands and running to my mom crying, ‘My hair, my hair, my hair, my hair!'»
Doherty’s spouse is the TV producer and photographer Kurt Iswarienko. Shannen is said to have told her husband in 2015 that she would die in five years and that they should enjoy every moment they had together.
Shannen has talked a lot about how important it was that her mother, Rose, was there for her as she went through chemotherapy and other treatments. The star of «Beverly Hills, 90210» has thanked her mother many times for being brave and strong.
The actress has, of course, also talked about how much her husband has helped her get better. Shannen thanked Iswarienko on Instagram, writing about how much love and support he has given her since she was diagnosed with cancer.
The actress has often talked about the more scary parts of her illness online, as well as how much she loves her friends and family.
She said, «I look at it like I’m lucky to be alive every minute of every day.»
Shannen said that she wants her followers and fans to know about her condition directly from her lips. She stated a wish to stay honest and to have control over her own image and prognosis. Shannen said that her breast cancer had spread to her spine and was metastatic as of 2020. She predicts that it will likely spread to her liver, lungs, and brain.
«I’m going to reveal that I’m stage IV in just few days or a week. So, my cancer came back». In 2020, she said on Good Morning America, «And that’s why I’m here. I don’t believe I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.»
The star of the 1990s also said that she plans to record video messages to say goodbye to her loved ones when the time comes; nevertheless, she is hopeful that she will keep living for another ten to fifteen years.
Despite having stage 4 breast cancer, Shannen is now making courageous efforts to live the best life she can. You can see how much she treasures each day that she is alive by looking over her Instagram profile while she just takes each day as it comes to her.
Even though the doctor gave her bad news, Shannen says she’s «got a lot of life» left, and we really hope she’ll be with us for a long time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Shannen as well as everyone else who is battling an illness.