Shannen Doherty is putting on a brave face while battling breast cancer.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star was diagnosed with the disease back in March, but kept the information under wraps until Wednesday, when she filed a lawsuit against her former business manager.
The actress is suing Tanner, Mainstain, Glynn & Johnson because they didn’t pay for her health insurance premium, leaving her uninsured in 2014.
The suit says that during that time, the cancer was able to spread to at least one of her lymph nodes, when she wasn’t able to regularly visit the doctor.
And now that her illness has been made public, the 44-year-old is opening up about her breast cancer, saying:
“Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment.”
But she’s still trying to maintain a good spirit through her fight, adding:
“I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life. I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”
We’re glad Shannen is keeping her head held high during this tough time. Our hearts go out to her during her battle and we wish her a speedy recovery.
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