In a heartbreaking new interview, Shannen Doherty bravely opens up about her battle against breast cancer. Through tears, the former ‘90210’ actress reveals she has a hard time looking towards the future over fears she may never see it. Click inside to watch.
For the first time since her diagnosis, Shannen, 45, is opening up on-camera about what she’s going through now that her breast cancer has returned. Wearing a scarf to cover her recently shaved head, Shannen can be seen struggling to speak through tears as she tells Entertainment Tonight how terribly scared she is for her own life.
“It’s hard. I started thinking that I wasn’t gonna live. I don’t look past today,” Shannen shares, as bits of her interview are shown in the preview for the show’s upcoming exclusive. The full interview is scheduled to air on Monday, August 1, in which she is expected to reveal some very upsetting details about her diagnosis.
“I wanna believe that if I fight I’m gonna be okay,” Shannen says, crying again. The voiceover explains that Shannen’s diagnosis is more “heartbreaking” than she ever could have imagined. Shannen adds, “I don’t know if I’ll ever look like me again.”
Watch the preview for the interview below, which will air in pieces over the course of the week:
Since news of Shannen’s diagnosis was revealed, her on-screen brother, Jason Priestley, sent his support in another interview. “What she did the other day, shaving her head and posting the pictures and everything, that was incredibly brave,” Jason said, adding that his longtime friend was also very “strong.”
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