Shannen Doherty has revealed she is battling cancer while having to stay in isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak, and she posted the update in a beautiful message to her best friend explaining she wishes she could be with her on her birthday.
The ‘90210’ star posted a video from 2017 while undergoing her first round of chemotherapy after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, and at the time, her BFF had come over to shave her head.
Shannen explains in the heartbreaking video that her hair was falling out in chunks so she decided to shave it down.
Shannen captioned the video, “This was a few years ago. Chemo resulted in hair falling out in clumps. I was devastated….I was sick, worried, stressed and the hair loss was just yet another reminder of how bad things were. I called @annemkortright and she said to me hang tight I’ll be right there. She jumped in her car, went and bought a shaver and got to me super quick. She made a horrible thing touching, funny, memorable, bearable. I have relied on her for countless years and she always shows up.”
She continued, “Yes she’s beautiful but beauty is nothing if it isn’t outshined by the beauty inside. She radiates beauty from the inside and out. I know that my life is better with her in it. Many feel the same I’m sure but everyone should know that she is one of a kind. AM…. I treasure you, I depend on you and I love you so much. I hope I give back some of what you give to me and everyone else you impact. Thank you for being my friend. I love you to the moon and back.”
Doherty then revealed she is now in isolation due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
“Damn isolation!! I wish I could be with you to hug you and share on this very special day…. the day you were born. Happy birthday. #bff #bananas #partneringood.”
As we reported, in February, Shannen announced that her cancer had returned. The 48-year-old actress was first diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and has documented her fight on social media.
“I’m stage 4. So my cancer came back,” she told “Good Morning America” a few weeks ago. Adding, “I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.”