Shannen Doherty Reveals Cancer Has Spread To Her Bones: ‘I Don’t Want To Die’

Shannen Doherty is staying strong after a devastating health update. The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star opened up about the latest chapter of her cancer journey in a new cover story for People published on Nov. 29, telling the mag that the illness has now spread to her bones. Though Shannen’s prognosis is worrisome, she explained the inspiring mindset that’s helping her stay positive and focused on what makes her happy. “I don’t want to die,” she said. “I’m not done with living. I’m not done with loving. I’m not done with creating. I’m not done with hopefully changing things for the better. I’m just not — I’m not done.” The 52-year-old went on to dispel the notion that people with advanced cancer such as hers are unable to enjoy or even participate in life, sharing how she’s determined to continue staying active as long as she can. “People just assume that it means you can’t walk, you can’t eat, you can’t work. They put you out to pasture at a very early age —’You’re done, you’re retired,’ and we’re not,” she said. “We’re vibrant, and we have such a different outlook on life. We are people who want to work and embrace life and keep moving forward.” Shannen’s newest challenge comes weeks after she reunited with her “90210” co-stars onstage at 90s Con, where she got emotional during a standing ovation from the cast and crowd.