Actress Shannen Doherty revealed to Good Morning America on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, after going into remission in 2015. The ”Beverly Hills 90210” star revealed that she was aware of her diagnosis while filming the reboot of 90210, which aired on Fox last year.
Aside from her family, Doherty only confided in fellow 90210 cast member Brian Austin Green.
“Prior to shooting, he would always call me and say, ‘Whatever happens, I’ve got your back,” she said.
However, she kept the diagnosis under wraps from everyone else during that time, only coming out now, due to the fact that “it’s going to come out” soon anyway, she said on the morning show. While the actress put on a brave face, she revealed that she is frightened by the news.
“I’m petrified. I’m pretty scared. My mom is a ridiculously strong, courageous human being. So is my husband, but I worry about him.”
Doherty was diagnosed before fellow 90210 co-star Luke Perry passed away from a stroke last March.
“It’s so weird for me to be diagnosed and someone so seemingly healthy to go first,” she reminisced. “It was really shocking. The least I could do to honor him was to do that show.”