Shannen Doherty selling her belongings amid cancer battle to provide easier transition to mother in case she dies before her

Shannen Doherty selling her belongings amid cancer battle to provide easier transition to mother in case she dies before her
Shannen Doherty has been opening up about her cancer struggle (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In the latest episode of her 'Let’s Be Clear' podcast, Shannen Doherty shared that she has been clearing her storage units and homes to facilitate an "easier transition" for her mother in case anything happens to her. 

The 52-year-old ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’  alum, who recently spoke about the guests she doesn't want at her funeral, talked about her struggle with stage four breast cancer while admitting that she is learning to let go of her possessions.

Shannen Doherty and her mother Rosa (Instagram/@theshando)
Shannen Doherty with her mother Rosa (@theshando/Instagram)

Shannen Doherty doesn't want her mother to have to deal with a bunch of stuff in case something happens to her

In a clip from the podcast, Doherty's raw emotions were palpable as she admitted, "My priority at the moment is my mom. I know it’s going to be hard on her if I pass away before her," as per Page Six.

The actress was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She went into remission in 2017, but her cancer returned two years later.

Recently Doherty shared that the cancer has spread to her blood and bone as well. The 'Heathers' star has always used her cancer struggle to spread awareness and build connections with others who have been fighting the same battle.

In the latest episode of her podcast, referring to her mother Rosa, she shared, "Because it’s going to be so hard on her, I want other things to be a lot easier. I don’t want her to have a bunch of stuff to deal with. I don’t want her to have four storage units filled with furniture."

Anticipating the burden on her mother, Doherty has started sieving through her belongings to slim down the items "just in case" anything happened to her. She is currently in the process of donating or selling the antiques that she has collected over the years.

Shannen Doherty had to abandon her dream of opening a horse sanctuary amid cancer battle

That’s not all the actress has learned to give up. Doherty admitted that during her recent trip to her Tennesse home, she has also decided to relinquish her dream of opening a foster center at the property. 

Shannen Doherty is passionate about horses (Instgaram/@theshando)
Shannen Doherty wanted to create a sanctuary for abandoned horses (@theshando/Instagram)

She recalled, "So we were in Tennessee and I was packing up one of the places there. It was really hard and really emotional because to a certain extent — I felt like I was giving up on this dream of building this property out, and putting a house for me and a house for my mom and then extending the barn." 

The actress originally planned to build a sanctuary for horses who were "abandoned by their owners because they are too old or broken down." 

With tears in her eyes, Doherty expressed, "That was one of my dreams. I was packing up and I started crying … I felt like I was giving up on a dream and what did that mean for me? Did it mean that I was giving up on life? Did it mean that I was throwing in the towel?"

She continued, "And my mom was there and she was like, 'Don’t get rid of this place, it’s fine. You don’t have to and you can keep going.' I said, 'Yeah, absolutely I can.'"

Meanwhile, the 'Another Day' star admitted that during that time she realized her dream was a "stupid idea" because of the large sum of money she would require to shell out to renovate the property.

Doherty noted she would be at "peace" knowing that letting go of the place was "the right thing to do."

She, nevertheless, mentioned, "I can still live my dream of helping horses. I can still live that dream by really participating in rescues that are far more capable of me doing it."

The star added that letting go of her possessions has a few perks as it not only aids her to "leave behind a cleaner, easier transition" for her family but also helps her to make memories.

"It allows me to take more trips because I’m making money, I’m selling it. Then I get to build different memories and I build memories with the people that I love," said the 'Charmed' star.

Doherty noted, "I get to take my mom on vacations because I have all this extra play money lying around and I’m not digging into the money that’s in my estate that’s going to make sure that everybody in my life is taken care of once I’m dead." 

Shannen Doherty arrives at The Farrah Fawcett Foundation's Tex-Mex Fiesta at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 06, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Shannen Doherty is working on building memories with the people she loves amid her cancer battle (Getty Images)

Fans support Shannen Doherty amid her cancer battle

Shannen Doherty's raw and emotional podcast struck a chord with her fans, who assembled not only to comfort the 52-year-old star but also came forward to share their own struggle.

One Instagram user emphasized "You are loved, you are seen, you are heard, you matter," and another noted, "I truly love your authenticity, your analogies, insight and intelligence! You are an amazing force and I absolutely admire & respect you 💯!"

"Thank you for talking about this stuff. We all need to think about this no matter what our health situation might be...and not enough people do ❤️," remarked a person. 

Someone else insisted, "Shannen fight 💪💪We love you❤️," while an individual said, "You are such a support and role model for all of us who have or have had cancer. We all live with that fear. As Princess Catherine said, you are not alone!" referring to Kate Middleton's cancer speech.

One more fan bemoaned, "Not me, sobbing first this this morning. This was a beautiful episode. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself."

"Shannen, it’s a real privilege to witness both your strength and your vulnerability via this podcast. Thank you! It’s an honor to listen," expressed a follower.

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