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Shannen Doherty Tears Up as She Receives a Standing Ovation During the 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Panel at 90s Con

The 'BH, 90210' cast came together once again at 90s Con, this time in Tampa, Florida, with Doherty giving fans an update on her cancer journey

mikel roberts/Sygma via Getty Images The cast of "Beverly Hills, 90210" return for 90s Con in Tampa, Florida.
mikel roberts/Sygma via Getty Images The cast of "Beverly Hills, 90210" return for 90s Con in Tampa, Florida.

Oh, snap, the 1990s are back? As if!

Original cast members from the popular '90s teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210, including Shannen DohertyTori Spelling, Jason Priestly, Jennie GarthIan ZieringBrian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris, came together on stage to discuss the series and take questions from fans during a 90s Con panel hosted by PEOPLE Senior Editor Breanne L. Heldman in Tampa, Florida.

Toward the end of the panel, Doherty, who has stage 4 breast cancer, received a standing ovation from the audience, causing her to tear up.

"Thank you so much," an emotional Doherty, 52, said to the crowd. "You guys know how much I love crying constantly. And I do, it seems. So, thank you."

In June, Doherty shared that the cancer had spread to her brain and posted a video on Instagram of her undergoing radiation therapy. She had a tumor removed from her head after a CT scan determined that the cancer cells spread from their original site to the brain.

"I have a fight for my life, that I deal with every day," Doherty said on Sunday. "I think I am really great."

Doherty joked about something else she thinks she's great at. "My other profession is getting engaged, married and divorced, and I'm doing that very well," said the star, who split in April from her third husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko after 11 years of marriage.

<p>Shane Harvey/Fox/Everett</p> Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green and Shannen Doherty reunited for a Q&A panel at 90s Con in Tampa, Sept. 15–17.

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Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green and Shannen Doherty reunited for a Q&A panel at 90s Con in Tampa, Sept. 15–17.

Next up, Doherty — best known for starring as Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Prue Halliwell on Charmedwill launch a podcast in November.

"It’s going to be called Let’s Be Clear, and it’s a live interactive memoir," Doherty shared on Sunday. "So you get to hear everything that I’ve refused to say before. I’m spilling the tea, but nicely!"

She also talked up 50-year-old Green's podcast, Old-ish. "It’s amazing," Doherty said. "So make sure you’re listening to it. Thank you for your love."

Doherty has been open about her cancer journey for years. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, which went into remission in 2017. She then announced in 2020 that her cancer had returned.

“Our life doesn’t end the minute we get that diagnosis," she told Good Morning America in February 2020. "We still have some living to do.”

During the Charmed panel at 90s Con in Connecticut in March, also moderated by Heldman, Doherty gave a positive update on her health.

Everett; Getty Shannen Doherty, who is presently undergoing cancer treatment, starred in two classic series from the 1990s, "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Charmed."
Everett; Getty Shannen Doherty, who is presently undergoing cancer treatment, starred in two classic series from the 1990s, "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Charmed."

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In June, Doherty offered another update about the surgery she underwent in January.

"January 12, the first round of radiation took place," Doherty explained, alongside an Instagram video of her receiving radiation therapy. "My fear is obvious. I am extremely claustrophobic, and there was a lot going on in my life."

Doherty admitted she felt scared before the surgery. "The fear was overwhelming to me. Scared of all possible bad outcomes, worried about leaving my mom and how that would impact her," she said on Instagram. "Worried that I would come out of surgery not me anymore. This is what cancer can look like.”

In August, as she continued undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Doherty was photographed vacationing on Italy's Amalfi Coast in the fishing village of Nerano, dining al fresco with friends.

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Beverly Hills, 90210 aired on Fox from 1990 to 2000 for 10 seasons. There were several spin-offs, including Melrose Place and The Heights, and also a 90210 reboot series featuring some original cast members that aired on The CW between 2008 and 2013. Additionally, the short-lived revival BH90210 aired in 2019.

Over the years, the BH90210 castmates stayed friendly and have been seen together at various events, including last March for the second 90s Con, held at the Connecticut Convention Center.

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90s Con Florida began Friday at the Tampa Convention Center and wrapped Sunday. Event organizer That's 4 Entertainment also held a number of other major cast reunions during the convention, including Full HouseSaved by the Bell and Charmed.

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