Shannen Doherty, "Beverly Hills 90210" star revealed that she is battling breast cancer.
The 44-year-old actress gave an exclusive statement to People magazine on August 19.
"Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment. I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life. I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me."
Doherty had filed a lawsuit against her former business manager for failing to pay her insurance premiums, causing coverage for the actress to lapse.
According to the lawsuit, Doherty was diagnosed in March. She "discovered that she had invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node" and "was informed that her cancer had spread during 2014 (when she was uninsured)."
The lawsuit further claimed, if Doherty had health insurance at the time, the cancer could potentially have been stopped, and she would not have to face the current likely treatment of chemotherapy and a mastectomy.
In response to the lawsuits, Tanner Mainstain issued this response, "Tanner Mainstain is saddened to learn that Ms. Doherty is suffering from cancer and wishes her a full recovery. However, the claim that Tanner Mainstain caused her to be uninsured, prevented her from seeking medical care, or somehow contributed to her cancer is patently false. Tanner Mainstain will aggressively defend all of Ms. Doherty's claims in court."