Shannen Doherty cries when she talks about her Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Luke Perry
Shannen Doherty will ‘start crying’ if she talks about Luke Perry’s hospitalization she said on Sunday at The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation’s 2nd Annual Compassion Gala in Culver City, California.
The 47-year-old actress’ friend and former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star – who played Dylan McKay to her Brenda Walsh – suffered a stroke last week.
And while the Charmed star admitted she has been ‘in contact’ with her pal, she didn’t want to say too much about his condition.
Sad times: Shannen Doherty will ‘start crying’ if she talks about Luke Perry’s hospitalization she said on Sunday at The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation’s 2nd Annual Compassion Gala in Culver City, California
On her tippy toes: Doherty pushed up to stand next to Nikki Reed, left, and Whitney Cummings, right, at the event
She told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I can’t talk about it here ’cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him. It’s Luke, and he’s my Dylan.’
And Shannen urged the 52-year-old star’s fans to keep ‘sending positive wonderful thoughts’ to him while he remains in hospital.
The actress – who is in remission from breast cancer – previously sent her support to Luke on Instagram.
Strong bond: Doherty posted this image with Perry after he was taken to the hospital
The good ole days: Doherty and Perry in a scene for 90210 in the early 90s
Dreamy cast: Here Shaneen is flanked by Perry, right, and Jason Priestley, left
Tough times: Perry, 52, shown in October, was taken to the hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday at 9.40am after suffering a stroke at his home
She wrote: ‘My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this.’
And her fellow former 90210 co-star, Ian Ziering, also paid tribute to his pal following the ‘shocking’ news.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.’
Riverdale actor John Behlman took to Twitter for his tribute, in which he said he ‘barely met’ Luke, but he seemed like a ‘good man’.
The actor’s career has spanned several decades. He is shown, left, in Beverly Hills 90210 with Shannen Doherty and right, starring alongside KJ Apa in Riverdale which is currently on CW
Perry, far right, with the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 which will be rebooted by Fox
He wrote: ‘Wishing all the best and a safe recovery for Luke Perry. I only barely met and worked with him, but he seems as good a man as you encounter.’
And Kristy Swanson, who appeared alongside Luke in the 1992 ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ movie, wrote: ‘I just heard the frightening news about my dear old friend Luke Perry having a massive stroke.
‘Luke honey I am praying so hard for you right now, I love you so much, and by God’s Grace you will get through this. Please pray for Luke.’
The outpouring of love and support on social media comes shortly after paramedics responded to an emergency call from Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks at 9.40am on Wednesday.
The actor’s condition is not known.
His representative told DailyMail.com on Thursday: ‘Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,’ but they would not share any further details.
Sweet: Ian Ziering posted a black and white snap of himself kissing Perry with the caption: ‘No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery’
Actor Lou Diamond Phillips wrote: ‘Terribly concerned for my old friend Luke Perry, currently hospitalized. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for strength. Please send some Love his way.’
‘By God’s Grace you will get through this’: Kristy Swanson was among those who took to Twitter to share her support as she said that she is praying for Perry to pull through
‘She knows a sucker when she sees one’: Swanson, 49, and Perry starred together in 1992 comedy/horror film Buffy The Vampire Slayer
On Wednesday, the same day of his stroke, which was first reported by TMZ, Fox announced it would be rebooting the 90s classic with some of the original cast but it is not known if Perry was in talks to appear in it.
Most recently, he has appeared on screens as Fred Andrews in the hit series Riverdale.
He also appeared in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 1994 film 8 Seconds.
Support system: Many celebrities took to Twitter to send their messages of support
Perry shot to fame as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210 in the 90s.
He has gone on to appear in dozens of shows and films and is one of the most prolific TV actors in Hollywood.
He has two children with his ex-wife Rachel Sharp. The pair were married between 1993 and 2003.
Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital
Since then, he has not had any serious relationships that have been made public.
It is not clear who was home with Perry, if anyone, when he suffered his stroke. The actor’s children are 21 and 18.
In 2015, the actor had a cancer scare when doctors found pre-cancerous cells on his colon.
They were removed and Perry adapted his diet and lifestyle afterwards to reduce his chances of it returning.
‘I have significantly cut down on the amount of red meat I eat.
‘I used to be a steak and potatoes kind of guy — now it’s just for special occasions. I eat a lot more fish, natural grains and fiber,’ he said in an interview at the time.’
The cast of Riverdale is currently filming the show’s fourth season in Vancouver while the remainder of the third series is aired on CW.
It is not clear what Perry’s filming schedule is.
Best wishes: Nick Swardson sends his best to Luke Perry
Willie’s best: Willie Garson sends his deepest thoughts to Luke Perry
Devon’s words: Devon Sawa sends his best to Luke Perry
Billy’s prayers: Billy Baldwin reveals he’s saying prayers for Luke Perry
Chad’s prayers: Chad Lowe sends prayers to Luke Perry
Good healing energy: Rosanna Arquette sends good healing energy to Luke Perry
Best wishes: Christine Elise sends her best wishes to Luke Perry
A spokesman for CW declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com on Thursday.
Fox announced on Wednesday that it had ordered a revival of Beverly Hills 90210 and that some of the major characters from the original series had signed on.
Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling all agreed to take part but it is not clear of Perry was in discussions for it.
As news of Perry’s stroke broke, more stars sent their best to the actor, such as Nick Swardson, Willie Garson, Devon Sawa and more.
Sending their love: Luke’s Riverdale co-stars also took to social media to pay tribute to star with Cole Sprouse leading the tributes
Recovery: Cole’s off-screen girlfriend and fellow co-star Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, shared a selfie with the actor and wrote: ‘Thinking of you, Luke. And praying for your safe recovery’
Positive: Luke’s one-time love interest on the teen series, Marisol Nichols, who plays Hermoine Lodge, posted a photo with him and wrote: ‘Thinking of this amazing man. We love you Luke’
Luke’s Riverdale co-stars also took to social media to pay tribute to star with Cole Sprouse leading the tributes.
The 26-year-old, who plays Jughead on The CW series, posted a black and white shot with Luke and captioned it: ‘Love you bud’.
Cole’s off-screen girlfriend and fellow co-star Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, shared a selfie with the actor and wrote: ‘Thinking of you, Luke. And praying for your safe recovery.’
Luke’s one-time love interest on the teen series, Marisol Nichols, who plays Hermoine Lodge, posted a photo with him and wrote: ‘Thinking of this amazing man. We love you Luke’.
Skeet Ulrich, who plays F.P. Jones, posted a shirtless photo of a beaming Luke swimming a pool and captioned it: ‘Waiting for ya brotha!! Someone has to man the grill for me.’
His other co-star Madchen Amick and also Casey Cott posted their well wishes to him.