Shannen Doherty tears up as she receives standing ovation during '90210' panel amid cancer battle

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By Kim Novak

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Shannen Doherty was left emotional after she received a standing ovation after reuniting with her Beverly Hills, 90210 castmates this week.

The actress, 52, joined many of the original cast members of the 90s teen drama on stage at 90s Con in Tampa, Florida, over the weekend.

Shannen, who is battling stage 4 breast cancer, was joined by Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, and Gabrielle Carteris, as they answered questions from fans.

Near the end of the panel, Shannen was honored with a standing ovation from the cast and fans, which left her overwhelmed with emotion and wiping away the tears.

The actress was seen wiping away the tears and waving her castmates to sit down as she welled up, telling them: "Thank you so much."

She then joked: "You guys know how much I love crying constantly. And I do, it seems. So, thank you."

Shannen also opened up about her battle with cancer, after revealing in June that it had spread to her brain, requiring her to undergo radiotherapy as well as having a tumor removed from her head.

She told the audience: "I have a fight for my life, that I deal with every day. I think I am really great."

Joking about other things she is "great" at, she added: "My other profession is getting engaged, married and divorced, and I'm doing that very well."

Alongside her health battle, Shannen and her third husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko, announced they were splitting in April after 11 years of marriage.

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Shannen and her husband split in April after 11 years together. Credit: Vivien Killilea/WireImage/Getty

Shannen was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and went into remission in 2017, before revealing in 2020 that the cancer had returned.

She has kept her fans updated with her journey on social media, and told Good Morning America in February 2020: "Our life doesn’t end the minute we get that diagnosis, we still have some living to do."

Sharing a video of her before surgery to remove a tumor from her brain, Shannen wrote in June: "January 16, 2023. Surgery. I had a tumor in my head they wanted to remove and also biopsy.

"I am clearly trying to be brave but I am petrified. The fear was overwhelming to me. Scared of all possible bad outcomes, worried about leaving my mom and how that would impact her.

"Worried that I would come out of surgery not me anymore. This is what cancer can look like."

Shannen starred in Beverly Hills, 90210, which ran for 10 seasons from 1990 until 2000, and the show has spawned several spin-offs in the years since, including The Heights and Melrose Place.

She and many of her original castmates have remained close friends ever since and are often seen at events together over the years.

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Shannen (seated) has remained close to her 90210 castmates. Credit: FOX Image Collection via Getty Images

Many of them have also been supportive of Shannen throughout her health battle both publicly and behind the scenes.

Featured image credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Hallmark Channel

 

Shannen Doherty tears up as she receives standing ovation during '90210' panel amid cancer battle

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By Kim Novak

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Shannen Doherty was left emotional after she received a standing ovation after reuniting with her Beverly Hills, 90210 castmates this week.

The actress, 52, joined many of the original cast members of the 90s teen drama on stage at 90s Con in Tampa, Florida, over the weekend.

Shannen, who is battling stage 4 breast cancer, was joined by Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, and Gabrielle Carteris, as they answered questions from fans.

Near the end of the panel, Shannen was honored with a standing ovation from the cast and fans, which left her overwhelmed with emotion and wiping away the tears.

The actress was seen wiping away the tears and waving her castmates to sit down as she welled up, telling them: "Thank you so much."

She then joked: "You guys know how much I love crying constantly. And I do, it seems. So, thank you."

Shannen also opened up about her battle with cancer, after revealing in June that it had spread to her brain, requiring her to undergo radiotherapy as well as having a tumor removed from her head.

She told the audience: "I have a fight for my life, that I deal with every day. I think I am really great."

Joking about other things she is "great" at, she added: "My other profession is getting engaged, married and divorced, and I'm doing that very well."

Alongside her health battle, Shannen and her third husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko, announced they were splitting in April after 11 years of marriage.

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Shannen and her husband split in April after 11 years together. Credit: Vivien Killilea/WireImage/Getty

Shannen was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and went into remission in 2017, before revealing in 2020 that the cancer had returned.

She has kept her fans updated with her journey on social media, and told Good Morning America in February 2020: "Our life doesn’t end the minute we get that diagnosis, we still have some living to do."

Sharing a video of her before surgery to remove a tumor from her brain, Shannen wrote in June: "January 16, 2023. Surgery. I had a tumor in my head they wanted to remove and also biopsy.

"I am clearly trying to be brave but I am petrified. The fear was overwhelming to me. Scared of all possible bad outcomes, worried about leaving my mom and how that would impact her.

"Worried that I would come out of surgery not me anymore. This is what cancer can look like."

Shannen starred in Beverly Hills, 90210, which ran for 10 seasons from 1990 until 2000, and the show has spawned several spin-offs in the years since, including The Heights and Melrose Place.

She and many of her original castmates have remained close friends ever since and are often seen at events together over the years.

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Shannen (seated) has remained close to her 90210 castmates. Credit: FOX Image Collection via Getty Images

Many of them have also been supportive of Shannen throughout her health battle both publicly and behind the scenes.

Featured image credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Hallmark Channel