WATCH: Shannen Doherty has Chelsea Handler in TEARS on talk show

Talk show host breaks down as actress discusses cancer battle

Shannen Doherty brought talk show host Chelsea Handler to tears as she talked about her battle with cancer.

In an emotional interview on Netflix’s talk show Chelsea, Doherty talked about her fight against breast cancer and how the disease had changed her.

The former Beverly Hills 91210 star said: “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.

“And it remakes you so many different times. So, 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.”

Handler, who lost her mother to breast cancer in 2006, became tearful as she listened to Doherty.

Taking a minute to compose herself and wipe the tears from her eyes, she said: “I mean all right, hold on a second, f**k.”

Doherty, 45, then tells her: “Don’t cry” and continues discussing her devastating diagnosis – including how it has affected her relationship with husband Kurt Iswarienko.

She said: “This was very hard and not humbling – because I’ve already been humbled by cancer.

“Like, 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 then looking at your husband and thinking like, ‘Dude, I’m so sorry.’”

The actress revealed her cancer diagnosis to the world in February 2015 and had a mastectomy in May this year.

Doherty shared a picture of herself with Handler earlier this week and revealed the chat show host has been a great support to her throughout her treatment.

She captioned the pic: “And then there is this lady…. @chelseahandler. We met many many years ago. 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. #girlpower #fightlikeagirl.”

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