PUBLISHED: 14:10, Tue, Sep 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:10, Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Jason Priestly, 51, has revealed that his close friend and former Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty, 49, is keeping her spirits up as she battles breast cancer. Today, the actor admitted that the actress is fighting as “hard as she can” during this difficult time.
Shannen is a real tough girl
Jason told Studio 10’s Angela Bishop: “Shannen is a real tough girl. Shannen's a fighter, and she's always been a fighter, and I know she'll continue to fight as hard as she can.”
Jason and Shannen both starred in popular 90’s teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 which ran on Fox for ten years.
Shannen, who starred as Brenda Walsh in the hit show, opened up on her diagnosis with stage IV breast cancer in February, just three years after going into remission.
The actress told ABC's Good Morning America at the time: “It's going to come out in a matter of days or a week that I'm stage four, so my cancer came back, and that's why I'm here.
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Jason updated fans as he shared that he still maintains regular contact with his former co-star (Image: WENN)
Jason and Shannen both starred in popular 90’s teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 which ran on Fox for ten years (Image: GETTY)
“I don't think I've processed it. It's a bitter pill to swallow in a lot of ways.”
At first, Shannen did not want to speak about being back out of remission, after the death of former Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Luke Perry.
She explained: “It’s so weird for me to be diagnosed and then somebody who was, you know, seemingly healthy to go first.
“It was really, like, shocking,” she added.
Shannen, who starred as Brenda Walsh in the hit show, opened up on