Cancer patient Shannen Doherty tells for the first time how her husband betrayed her and left her before a serious brain surgery
The famous American actress Shannen Doherty, who suffers from the fourth stage of breast cancer, spoke for the first time about perhaps the most difficult period of her life. She was preparing to have a tumor removed from her brain when she suddenly found out about her husband's infidelity. The photographer Kurt Iswarienko left the star of the cult TV series "All Women Are Witches" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" after 11 years of marriage just before the surgery.
The actress spoke about her emotional state and suffering in this regard in the first episode of her podcast Let's Be Clear with Shannen Doherty. People writes about it.
As you know, Doherty filed for divorce in April of this year and underwent brain surgery in January.
In the podcast, she said that before the serious brain surgery, Kurt told her that he had been having an affair with another woman for the past two years. At the same time, he wanted to go to the hospital with his then-wife to support her. However, Doherty felt so depressed that she did not allow it.
"I went for this surgery early in the morning and came in after I found out that my marriage had essentially broken down, that my husband had been having an affair for two years. He was not going to the surgery, although, to be absolutely clear, he wanted to go, I could not go to the surgery with him. I felt so betrayed. I felt completely unloved by the person I had been with for 14 years, the person I loved with all my heart," the movie star said.
Fortunately, her mother, brother and close friends were there for her. They supported Doherty throughout her hospitalization and beyond.
However, her lover's betrayal literally broke the cancer patient. She became "obsessed" with the idea of finding out the truth about her husband's mistress. Moreover, in the end, Doherty even met this woman.
"If you've been together for 14 years and cheated, doesn't that person deserve the absolute truth, no matter how much it hurts them? I am terrified that I cannot save the relationship. I have failed in marriage three times, but I still believe in love. I also take some responsibility for the breakdown of our marriage - which is not true. Let me rephrase: I don't take responsibility for the breakdown of our marriage, I take responsibility for some of the problems in our marriage. I take responsibility not only because of who I was, but because of how cancer affected my marriage and how it affected it a second time," Doherty commented.
It should be noted that in 2015, the actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer, after which she underwent a mastectomy (surgical removal of the mammary glands - ed.), chemotherapy and radiation. In 2017, the celebrity announced that she was in remission, and two years later, the cancer returned. Shannen Doherty said that she suffers from stage 4 metastatic cancer.
From 1993 to 1994, the actress was also married to Ashley Hamilton, and in 2002-2003 - to Rick Salomon.
As OBOZ.UA wrote, Shannen Doherty recently admitted that she was getting worse. Now the metastases have spread to the star's bones. Read about the actress's condition in the article.