Actress Shannen Doherty has revealed that she has stage 4 breast cancer. The 48-year-old, who caught her big break on Beverly Hills 90210, shared her diagnosis during a Tuesday appearance on Good Morning America.
Doherty said she wanted to make the news public as it was about to come out in court filings over a legal fight with an insurance company, stemming from fire damage to her home.
“It’s going to come out in a matter of days or a week that I have stage 4,” Doherty said. “So my cancer came back and that’s why I’m here.”
You can watch part of Doherty’s interview below.
Doherty was previously diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, but her cancer had gone into remission in 2017.
“It’s a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways,” she said. “I definitely have days where I say, ‘Why me?’ And then I go, ‘Well why not me? Who else? Who else beside me deserves this?’ None of us do.”