Shannen Doherty gets emotional after standing ovation at 90s Con: “I have a fight for my life”
Written by ABC Audio. All rights reserved. on September 19, 2023
Shannen Doherty shed some tears over the weekend after she received a standing ovation while participating on a panel at 90s Con with her fellow Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members.
The actress, who starred in the hit ’90s show with Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering and the late Luke Perry, thanked fans in the audience as they and her cast mates applauded her. Garth, Brian Austin Green, Gabrielle Carteris, Priestley, Ziering and Spelling were present at the event in Tampa, Florida.
“Thank you so much,” she said. “You guys know how much I love crying constantly. And I do, it seems. So, thank you.”
Breanne L. Heldman, the senior editor of TV at People, who was in attendance and moderated some of the panels at the convention, said the energy in the room was “outrageous.”
“Both the actors and the fans got up and gave her this huge standing ovation,” Heldman told Good Morning America. “All the actors stood up; I stood up; the applause was loud. She got very emotional. She definitely was feeling the love and it meant so much to her. It was a really powerful moment.”
In June, Doherty revealed with an Instagram video that she had surgery in January to remove a metastatic tumor in her head.
“This is what cancer can look like,” she wrote in the caption of the post.
Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. In 2020, she told GMA that the disease had spread and returned as stage 4.
Doherty didn’t share a health update while at 90s Con, but told fans that she is fighting every day.
“I have a fight for my life that I deal with every day,” Doherty said. “I think I am really great.”
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