Luke Perry Shares Tribute to Shannen Doherty Amid ‘90210’ Co-Star’s Cancer Battle
About that rumor that Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty didn't get along as 90210 co-stars? Yeah, consider it squashed.
Perry, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling joined together at Bloomingdale, Illinois' REWindCon this weekend to take a look back at the iconic Fox drama, which aired its final episode 16 years ago. And though Doherty — who's battling cancer — wasn't able to attend, Perry made a point to pay special tribute to her, and honor her contributions to the show.
Doherty first announced she was fighting cancer in August 2015, and has since been undergoing treatments and advocating for cancer research and awareness.
"None of us are up here today without Shannen,” Perry said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “She’s been through a lot. She’s not doing well right now, but sometimes her contributions are minimized.”
Then, Perry made sure to correct one very misunderstood chapter in pop culture's history books.
“She’s been thrown under the bus,” he said. “I’ve been accused of driving it. But she’s a very big part of the success of this show. She taught me a lot. I’m glad she was my scene partner. She was great at what she did in the character with me.”
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