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07/28/2016 11:54 am ET Updated Jul 29, 2016

Jason Priestley Praises Shannen Doherty's Bravery Amid Cancer Battle

"Shannen's a strong kid and a tough fighter."

Shannen Doherty’s former “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-star Jason Priestley has spoken out in support of the actress, who is currently battling cancer

The actor, who attended the Raising the Bar to End Parkinson’s fundraiser in California on Wednesday, told Entertainment Tonight, “Shannen’s a strong kid and a tough fighter.” 

Earlier this week, Doherty shared a moving note on Instagram after previously documenting the emotional process of shaving her head on the social media app. Priestley praised her actions, saying, “What she did the other day, shaving her head and posting the pictures and everything, that was incredibly brave.” 

“I know that she’s gonna come through this fight and she’s gonna be OK,” he added. “She’s utilizing this to really try to shine a light and to help other people. I’ve got nothing but love for her.”

Doherty first announced she had breast cancer in March of last year. 

“I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life,” Doherty told People exclusively when she announced her diagnosis. “I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me.”

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