Shannen Doherty says stage 4 breast cancer has spread to her bones: 'I'm not done living'

ByDan Heching, CNNWire
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Shannen Doherty gives update on cancer battle
The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star provided the update for fans during a reunion with her castmates over the weekend at 90s Con.

Shannen Doherty isn't letting cancer stop her from living.

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star, 52, is set to debut the new iHeartRadio podcast "Let's Be Clear with Shannen Doherty" early next month, which will cover many aspects of her life, both professional and personal.

Doherty told People in an interview published on Tuesday that those aspects will include her experiences living with cancer, and that it will "explore all the different phases and stages" of the disease, including "what it's like to lose your hair (a) multitude of times, (and) how to stay authentic to yourself."

In June of this year, Doherty announced on social media that cancer had spread to her brain and now her bones.

Previously, the "Charmed" star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 that went into remission two years later. In 2020, Doherty announced the cancer had returned, spread and was stage 4.

"I'm not done with living. I'm not done with loving. I'm not done with creating. I'm not done with hopefully changing things for the better," she told People this week. "I'm just not - I'm not done."

Doherty said the podcast is encouraging her on her journey, calling it "invigorating" and saying it "helps me for sure."

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Shannen Doherty has given her Instagram followers a sobering look at her ongoing battle with stage 4 breast cancer.

"When I'm working and when I'm creative, there's no room for depression at all. It fuels me," she said. "Working makes me so happy. Even my podcast producers were like, 'Really? You're going to do three episodes in one day? It's a lot.' And I was like, 'I could do five in a day.'"

In "Let's Be Clear," Doherty will also take on her career in its entirety, from "what it was like for me to work with Michael Landon on 'Little House (on the Prairie)'" to her experiences during "the'90210'days" as well as making the 1988 classic teen film "Heathers."

"Let's Be Clear with Shannen Doherty" will premiere on Wednesday, December 6.

CNN's Lisa Respers France contributed to this report. The CNN Wire & © 2023 Cable News Network, Inc., a Warner Bros. Discovery Company. All rights reserved.