Shannen Doherty, star of ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ is presently battling cancer.
The popular actress has disclosed that she has been battling Stage 4 breast cancer since 2019.
In a February interview, the actress revealed that her cancer had returned after five years of therapy and three years in remission.
Shannen Doherty was just 11 years old when she played “Jenny Wilder” on Little House on the Prairie and captured our hearts.
Shannen continued to work as an actor in Hollywood after her stint in Little House. She featured in Magnum P.I. and Airwolf episodes.
Shannen received her big break as an actor when she was hired as Brenda Walsh in the cult TV show Beverly Hills, 90210.
Shannen, a Tennessee native, earned $17,500 each episode and rose to fame quickly – but her success came at a heavy cost. With cameras in her face 24 hours a day, the newfound superstar discovered it challenging to manage her famous status.
There were times when she didn’t want to be there. She was dissatisfied, Shannen expressed.
Shannen’s latter years have been marked by tragedy following her huge accomplishments in Hollywood.
The 51-year-old actress, who also appeared in the film ‘Charmed,’ was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Shannen initially chose to conceal her condition in order to continue working, and she went on to star in the “90210” revival barely four months after her friend and former co-star, Luke Perry, died.
But she later opted to make her diagnosis public, bringing her admirers up to speed on her treatment via social media. Shannen overcame the dreadful cancer, and she has been quite open about her treatment, concerns, and triumphs on social media ever since.
Her hair was incredibly matted after her second treatment, like it was in dreadlocks. And she started to brush it out, and it just dropped out, she explained, adding that she only remembered grabbing enormous chunks of her hair in her hands and going to her mom, shouting, ‘My hair, my hair, my hair, my hair.’
Kurt Iswarienko, a TV photographer and producer, is Doherty’s spouse. Shannen reportedly warned her spouse in 2015 that she would die in five years, so they should make the most of every moment they had together.
Shannen has frequently mentioned how vital her mom Rose’s encouragement has been while undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments. The ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star has repeatedly praised her mom for her own bravery and resilience.
Of course, the actress has also stated how supportive her hubby has been during her recovery. Shannen paid tribute to Iswarienko on Instagram, expressing her gratitude for his love and care throughout her diagnosis.
In addition to publicly expressing her affection for her friends and family, the actress has frequently recognized the more nervous aspects of her disease.
Shannen added that she wants her followers and admirers to know about her condition directly from her lips. She stated a wish to maintain transparency and control over her own picture and prognosis.
Shannen revealed in 2020 that her breast cancer had spread to her spine and was now metastatic. It will most likely spread to her brain, lungs, and liver, according to her.
It’ll be revealed in a couple of days or a week that — she is in stage IV. So her cancer returned. And that’s why she is here, she said in 2020, adding, she does not believe she has processed it. In many respects, it’s a difficult pill to swallow.
The 90s diva also claimed that when the time comes, she will record video messages to say farewell to her loved ones, although she expects she will live another 10 to 15 years.
Despite her stage 4 breast cancer, Shannen is determined to live her best life. She is living each day as it comes, and if one looks at her Instagram feed, one can see how much she cherishes each day that she is alive.
Despite the grave diagnosis, Shannen believes she has “a lot of life” in her and we hope she will be with us for a long time.
Prayers for Shannen and everybody else suffering from sickness.
Nobody deserves this dreadful condition, and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy!