Ian Ziering Commends ‘Tough Cookie’ Shannen Doherty Amid Her Tragic Cancer Battle

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At least Shannen Doherty has the support of her former costars!

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, 90210 alum Ian Ziering spoke out on Shannen’s heartbreaking battle with breast cancer. The actress was first diagnosed with the disease back in 2015.

Related: Shannen Thanks Fans For Their Support!

Mr. Ziering decided to open about Doherty’s sad twist of fate given the new pictures showing the actress with a shaved head. The 45-year-old recently made the brave decision to share photos of her journey with breast cancer, a choice which set off a HUGE wave of support and sympathy.

Despite the emotional snaps, I.Z. has no doubt his friend will beat the disease:

“I gave her a call last week and just let her know that I was thinking about her. She’s one tough cookie. If she could handle the press outlets that were roasting her [during her time on Beverly Hills, 90210], then I’m sure [she can beat] cancer.”

So true! Who could ever forget S.D.’s skewering in the press after her tumultuous fallout with costars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling! If you don’t recall, Tori’s dad and executive producer of 90210 Aaron Spelling was the one who FIRED Doherty from the show!

Summing up his feelings on Shannen’s future, the Sharknado star added:

“She can stand up to that, if anybody can.”

Aww. It sounds like Ian aligns with Jason Priestley‘s heartfelt sentiments about the beauty — it’s clear they think she can beat this!

As for Jennie and Tori, they have yet to publicly comment on the Tennessee native’s diagnosis.

Stay strong, Shannen! You got this, girl!

[Image via WENN.]

Jul 29, 2016 12:06pm PST

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