Shannen Doherty from 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Urges Her Followers to Stay Home during Pandemic & Fans React

Over the weekend, “Beverly Hills 90210” star Shannen Doherty took to social media to share a heartfelt message amid the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent quarantine.

On Instagram, Doherty, 48, posted an image of herself holding up a cardboard piece with a handwritten message for her fans. The message read: “I am staying at home (and ranting) for all of us #StayHome.”

In the caption of her post, the actress berated people who weren’t adhering to the social distancing and quarantine rules. She explained how her battle with stage 4 cancer was already “hard enough” as it is without the threat of the coronavirus.

Shannen Doherty at Hollywood Unites For The 5th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 9, 2016, in Los Angeles, California | Photo" Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Shannen Doherty at Hollywood Unites For The 5th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 9, 2016, in Los Angeles, California | Photo" Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Doherty staying home to benefit everyone

Doherty shared how she was choosing to stay indoors for everyone who could be infected. In her post she mentioned, the doctors, hospital workers, and people who worked in grocery stores, as the ones she was staying at home for.

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

Shannen asks fans to stay at home too

She ended her rant by pleading with people to: “Please join me. #stayhome.”  Her touching message pulled at her fan’s heartstrings and they responded with love and support.

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

Fans respond positively to post

One fan commented below the post revealing how she was staying home for people who were “immunocompromised.” Another fan from Chile explained how she was going to stay indoors too as soon as she left her work.

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

Fans show solidarity with actress

Someone else who suffered from an autoimmune disease shared how she prayed for Doherty daily. She explained that she was also doing her part by staying put.

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

Fan calls outbreak a “daily nightmare”

Another fan from Spain called the outbreak “a daily nightmare” and urged others to also stay at home. Someone commented sharing their prayers for the actress.

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

Doherty’s cancer diagnosis

In February, Doherty was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. The diagnosis came three years after she’d gone into remission.

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

Her current lawsuit

The news of her latest diagnosis came up after the star disclosed it because of a lawsuit that would mention it. The court document allegedly painted a grim picture noting how "Plaintiff Shannen Doherty is dying of stage 4 terminal cancer."

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

Opening up about the diagnosis

The lawsuit concerns the cost of repairs to her California home after the 2018 Woolsey Fire. She explained, at the time, that she was opening up about it because she preferred if people heard it straight from her than anyone else.

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

Not wanting to be treated differently

Speaking to ABC’s Amy Robach, Doherty confessed why she hadn’t spoken up sooner about her diagnosis. She said she’d kept the news to herself because she feared being treated differently.

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

A fan reacts to Shannen Doherty's post about staying home during COVID-19 quarantine on March 21, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/theshando

“90210” co-stars show support

After hearing the news of her diagnosis, her fellow “Beverly Hills, 90210” former co-stars shared their support. Tori Spelling was one of the people who responded to one of Doherty’s Instagram by sending her “lots of love.”

Shannen lights up the path

Sarah Michelle Gellar noted how she was the “lucky one” to have Doherty in her life. Selma Blair posted how the actress lit “up the path” and told her that she was loved.

Kate Beckinsale responded by posting heart emojis.

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