Shannen Doherty appears healthy after cancer spread to brain
Shannen Doherty, who is battling cancer, had a relaxed evening with friends on Monday.
The beloved star of “Beverly Hills, 90210” was spotted leaving Nobu in Malibu with a female friend and a security guard. Despite undergoing brain surgery, she appeared happy and healthy.
Dressed in a red blouse and tan cardigan, Doherty was photographed smiling and laughing before getting into a car to leave the popular celebrity hotspot.
In early June, the 52-year-old “Charmed” actress revealed that her breast cancer had spread to her brain. She took to social media to share her emotions, stating that she had received the news in January. She expressed her fears and the overwhelming turmoil that cancer can bring.
Doherty, who has been open about her health since announcing her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis in 2020, shared photos of herself preparing for the surgery.
On January 16, 2023, she had a tumor in her head removed and biopsied. She expressed her bravery, but also admitted to feeling terrified by the overwhelming fear.
For more TheFantasyTimes content you love…
The actress from “Heathers” also revealed that one of her greatest fears was leaving her mother and the impact it would have on her.
It seems that the surgery was successful, as Doherty was spotted for the first time after the announcement with a big smile on her face.
She was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, but went into remission about two years later. Unfortunately, the disease returned in 2020.
Adding to the stress, Doherty filed for divorce from her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, in April. Her representative stated that divorce was not what she wanted, but felt she had no other choice. The publicist also claimed that Iswarienko’s agent played a significant role in the couple’s separation.
Cancer-stricken Shannen Doherty enjoyed a carefree evening with friends Monday.
The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star was seen leaving dinner at Nobu in Malibu with a female pal and a security guard looking happy and healthy after undergoing brain surgery.
Dressed in a red blouse and tan cardigan, Doherty was photographed smiling and laughing before getting into a car to leave the celebrity hotspot.
The “Charmed” alum, 52, announced in early June that her breast cancer had spread to her brain.
“But that fear…. The turmoil….. the timing of it all…. This is what cancer can look like,” she wrote on social media at the time, adding that she had received the news in January.
Doherty, who has been candid about her health since disclosing her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis in 2020, then shared photos of herself preparing for the operation she underwent.
“January 16, 2023. Surgery. I had a tumor in my head they wanted to remove and also biopsy. I am clearly trying to be brave but I am petrified,” she captioned the post. “The fear was overwhelming to me.”
For more TheFantasyTimes you love …
The “Heathers” actress shared that one of her biggest fears was leaving her mother and “how that would impact her.”
It appears the surgery was a success, as Doherty was seen for the first time not long after revealing the news with a huge grin on her face.
She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 but entered remission about two years later.
The disease returned in 2020.
Adding stress to the situation, Doherty filed for divorce from her photographer husband, Kurt Iswarienko, in April.
“Divorce is the last thing Shannen wanted,” her rep told TheFantasyTimes at the time. “Unfortunately, she felt she was left with no other option.”
The publicist also claimed Iswarienko’s agent had been “intimately involved” in the estranged couple’s separation.