Shannen Doherty Reveals She Has Stage 4 Cancer
Shannen Doherty revealed this morning that she has stage 4 cancer — three years after she went into remission in her battle with breast cancer.
The actress had been private about fighting cancer for a year, citing that she wanted to prove to people she can still work.
“I don’t think that I’ve processed it,” she told Good Morning America. “It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways. I definitely have days where I say, ‘Why me?’ And then I go, ‘Well, why not me? Who else besides me deserves this?’ None of us do.”
During the time in which she was keeping it secret, she confided in a small group of people — including Beverly Hills, 90210 costar co-star Brian Austin Green.
“I had moments of great anxiety where I thought, ‘I can’t really do this,’ and Brian was the one person who — of that group of people that knew — that I told, like, pretty quickly and said, ‘Here, the — this is what I’m dealing with,’” she said. “So prior to shooting he would always call me and say, ‘Listen, you know, whatever happens, I have your back.’ He would look at me and be like, ‘We got this, kiddo’ … so Brian helped me through a lot.”
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