If you’re a 90210 or ‘Charmed’ fan, no doubt you know about Shannen Doherty’s condition.
The 45-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2015, and just recently shaved her head as she continues her chemotherapy. “I told him, ‘You need to enjoy every single second you have with me because I’m going to be dead in five years,’ and he just burst out in tears,” the actress shared in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
She also recounted the moment she first told her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, what was happening in an interview with the New York Post.
“I called him, which was horrible of me,” she said. “I was in the car. I was with my mum, and the doctor called me and I’m, you know, ‘I’m going to wait until I see him,’ and I just couldn’t.
So I picked up the phone and I called him and he was like, ‘Where are you?’”
As Doherty pulled into her driveway, Iswarienko was waiting to embrace his wife.
“[He] hugged me and said, ‘We are going to get through this. You are going to be okay,’” Doherty said.
“‘We are going to get through this, you’re strong and you’re powerful and you’re not going anywhere. You have so much to do in your life. We are going to get through it as a family.’”
Doherty fell out with most of her 90210 and Charmed co-stars over time, but she has been comforted by the messages she’s received from many of them.
@DohertyShannen Sending you love, light and strength.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) 19 August 2015
“I have heard from quite a few of my co-stars. They know who they are. I don’t feel like I need to point them out but I thank them from the bottom of my heart,” she said.