Shannen Doherty, who is battling breast cancer, was absent from a Beverly Hills 90210 reunion last weekend, but received much love from her former costars.
Luke Perry (Dylan!) and the other stars paid tribute to their pal as she was undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the cancer.
The reunion, held at RewindCon in Bloomingdale, Illinois, on Saturday, also reunited Tori Spelling ( Donna Martin graduates!), Jennie Garth, Jason Priestly, Gabrielle Carteris, Christine Elise and Vincent Young.
Luke, speaking to the crowd, said, “None of us are up here today without Shannen.”
“She’s been through a lot. She’s not doing well right now but sometimes her contributions are minimized. She’s been thrown under the bus. I’ve been accused of driving it. But she’s a very big part of the success of this show. She taught me a lot. I’m glad she was my scene partner. She was great at what she did in the character with me.”
Jennie later posted a picture to Instagram, with a sticker reading, “Fight Like a Brenda,” in honor of Shannen’s 90210 character. She captioned it, “To my soul sister @theshando strongest lady i've ever known. then and now. i used to be threatened by your spirit, now i'm in awe of it. you've taught me a lot about speaking my mind and not being afraid of my power. i'm so grateful that young me got to be friends with you. but especially "old" me! the best is yet to come on this crazy journey!! love you”
Last year, Shannen sadly revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer and sued her former business managers for allowing her health insurance to lapse. That case was settled this past August. Shannen underwent a mastectomy, then began chemotherapy treatment.
With the help of friends, she has been documenting her battle on social media to raise awareness.
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