Shannen Doherty breaks down in heartbreaking public appearance, months after terminal cancer update

Shannen Doherty has been through an incredibly challenging time recently, but she remains a beloved figure among fans worldwide.

In June of this year, at the age of 52, she shared that her stage four cancer had spread to her brain, eliciting an outpouring of sympathy and support.

Throughout her cancer battle, Doherty has been transparent, sharing candid videos on her Instagram and providing regular updates aimed at informing and inspiring others.

Recently, the former Charmed star received a rockstar’s welcome at a 90210 panel event where she reunited with her former cast members, and it left her in tears.

Doherty’s cancer journey began when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, but she achieved remission two years later after undergoing treatment.

Sadly, in 2020, she appeared on Good Morning America to announce that not only had her cancer returned, but it had reached stage four. She said, “It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that I’m stage four. So my cancer came back, and that’s why I’m here.”

At that time, Doherty revealed that she had kept her diagnosis private for a year, stating, “I don’t think I’ve processed it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.”

The actress continued to work on a reboot of BH90210 while largely keeping her devastating diagnosis to herself.

At the panel discussion for the hit show, which included her former co-stars like Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, and Gabrielle Carteris, Doherty received a standing ovation from the audience, a moment that brought her to tears.

She expressed her gratitude, saying, “Thank you so much. You guys know how much I love crying constantly. And I do, it seems. So, thank you.”

Earlier this year, Doherty shared that her cancer had metastasized to her brain and was terminal. Brian Austin Green, a close friend and co-star from Beverly Hills, 90210, provided an update on Doherty’s condition, describing her as incredibly tough and someone who can put up a real fight against cancer. He emphasized that while the situation is not easy, Doherty is making the best of it and is greatly loved by those around her.