Emily Baines
Updated Jul 20, 2016 @ 11:56 am
Credit: Facebook

When we see celebrities, we often think of them as blessed demigods who do not have to deal with our day-to-day battles. But former Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed star Shannen Doherty turned that idea on its head when she took to Facebook and Instagram today to share a series of touching photos showing her dealing with breast cancer, specifically shaving her head, as many Chemo patients do.

Doherty labeled the photos “steps” 1 to 6, and each is heartbreaking in its vulnerability:

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

These photos came soon after she shared on Instagram:

The friend mentioned, Anne Kortright-Shilstat also posted on Instagram, writing:

Doherty revealed her cancer diagnosis last summer, when she revealed that she would also be filing a lawsuit against her former business managers, whom Doherty claims “blundered” her insurance payments, subsequently causing them to lapse. Eeesh! The suit is still ongoing.

We wish Doherty health and safety, and are in awe of her bravery.