Shannen Doherty Gives Update, Admits She Doesn't See Herself as an Inspiration

Shannen Doherty Gives Update, Admits She Doesn't See Herself as an Inspiration
Shannen Doherty Gives Health Update, Admits She Doesn't See Herself as an Inspiration

Shannen Doherty has come a long way in a short amount of time since finishing chemotherapy in October 2016 -- a moment she flashed back to on Instagram last week -- and at the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation's Gratitude Gala on Saturday, the actress told ET's Angelique Jackson that she's doing well!

The 45-year-old actress was on hand to perform hosting duties for the animal rescue charity's first annual gala, held to thank its volunteers and donors.

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The AHWF rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes neglected and abused animals and it's a cause close to Doherty's heart. "I don't consider myself an inspiration. Marc [Ching – the AHWF founder] is an inspiration to me, that's an inspiration," the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum told ET. "I think what he faces on a daily basis makes my cancer look mild, because that's something that chemo doesn't get rid of and radiation doesn't get rid of -- what he bears witness to. So, you know, if I inspire someone, great. But this man is my inspiration."

After the gala, Doherty's husband of six years, Kurt Iswarienko, shared a photo of his wife preparing for the night along with a snippet of her powerful speech.

"The animals Marc rescues touch my heart," Iswarienko wrote, quoting his wife. "I see the ones he saves.... I see their spirit, I see their drive to live, and most importantly their ability to forgive and to once again love. I see all of this, and I gotta tell you, I am so humbled. They've encouraged me to face adversity with the same strength and grace they display in the face of destruction."

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"This was from her speech last night hosting a charity gala for @animalhopeandwellness in Hollywood," he continued. "She was introducing animal advocate, crusader, dog saver Marc Ching. Lots of thankful compassionate tears were flowing in the room. And I for one was proud and in awe of my wife's unsurpassable gift for words and human connection. #love #peace #dogs."

The cancer-slaying actress also recently nailed an impressive dance routine, which she shared on Instagram on Friday. Check it out in this video.

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