This is what good friends are made of! In the wake of Shannen Doherty’s heartbreaking cancer updates, Jason Priestley is sending all his love and support to keep a smile on her face. Read the touching details below!
Better break out the tissue box because Jason Priestley‘s, 46, sweet words to his ex-90210 costar Shannen Doherty, 45, will make you cry! As the actress puts on a brave face amid her cancer battle, Jason is keeping his spirits high, calling Shannen “incredibly brave,” in a new interview with People. “What she did the other day, shaving her head and posting the pictures and everything, that was incredibly brave,” Jason elaborates, referring to the powerful Instagram pictures Shannen posted on her profile of her.
In the pictures, fans can Shannen and her friends cutting her hair and shaving her head. Since announcing her illness in March of last year, Shannen has been receiving an endless amount of love and support from family, friends, and fellow celebs, including model Anne Marie Kortright and Charmed costar, Alyssa Milano. Check out kind the Tweet:
@DohertyShannen Sending you love, light and strength.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 19, 2015
Thankfully, Shannen does not stand alone during these trying times. Other celebs who have beaten cancer include Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crow, and Kylie Minogue. To reach out and help others on their own personal journeys, Shannen is using her fame status to shine a light on the disease and raise awareness. Sounds like she’s following in the footsteps of Real Housewives star and Believe Me author, Yolanda Foster, who has been very local and public about her battle with Lyme disease by sharing photos on Instagram.
Meanwhile, fans are turning to Twitter to share the #CancerSucks and #ShandoArmy hashtags. As we all wish Shannen a quick and healthy recovery, the actress has decided to put her career on hold and focus on her health, adding, “Ultimately, they’re just breasts right?” she explained to ET. “I mean, I love them, they’re mine, they’re beautiful, but in the grand scheme of things, I would rather be alive and I would rather grow old with my husband.” It’s so great to see that Shannen can find the silver lining!
HollywoodLifers, isn’t Shannen the definition of a survivor? Leave your good thoughts for her in the comment section below!