Shannen Doherty’s world was rocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, and the former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star opens up about her battle with the disease in an upcoming interview with Chelsea Handler on her Netflix talk show.
“I think what’s beautiful and hard and interesting about cancer is that it tears you down and builds you, and tears you down and builds you,” says Doherty in this preview from the interview, which streams on Friday. “It remakes you so many different times. The person I thought I was supposed to be or was going to be or who I thought I was six months ago is now somebody completely different. I realize, ‘Wow, I really thought that I was so brave and so gracious this entire time and really I was just hiding.’”
During the interview, both Doherty and Handler become emotional during the discussion, with Doherty at one point telling Handler: “Don’t cry! Don’t cry!”
Adds Doherty, 45: “This was very hard and not humbling — because I’ve already been humbled by cancer. It was hard in the sense of rethinking sort of who you are and how you come to terms with who are now and accepting it and looking at your husband and thinking like, ‘Dude, I’m so sorry.’”
You can catch the entire interview on “Chelsea” when the episode becomes available to stream on Friday, Oct. 28. Until then, check out this sneak peek: