Shannen Doherty Gives a Heartfelt Shout-Out to Chelsea Handler in a Powerful Instagram
Shannen Doherty has been bravely battling breast cancer for more than two years now, still fighting the good fight, and according to Doherty herself, that motivation is thanks to the support she's received from fellow Hollywood star, Chelsea Handler.
In a photo Doherty posted to her Instagram Sunday, the two women smile for a selfie, with Doherty in one of her now-signature headscarves. "And then there is this lady.... @chelseahandler We met many many years ago," the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum captioned the photo. "Have run into each other and always exchanged numbers, talked of plans etc. Chelsea reached out and has since, made a point to have date nights with me on a weekly basis. Yeah she's funny but also wicked smart with a huge heart. This one just wants to make a difference. Sometimes the right people come into your life at the right time," she concluded with the hashtags, "#girlpower" and "#fightlikeagirl."
Doherty has never been shy about documenting her struggle with the disease, raising awareness through her many Instagrams, sharing photos of her chemo treatments and doing interviews discussing the process. Last month, she made an appearance at the Stand Up to Cancer charity event, and of course took to Instagram to discuss the experience, captioning the photo, "thank you to everybody at @su2c who are so dedicated in trying to find a cure and give people with cancer better alternatives. I feel blessed to be a part of the cancer family tonight and to of witnessed such love."
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The actress is in our thoughts during this tough time, and we're glad she has an amazing friend like Chelsea Handler to keep her smiling.