‘Tough road’: Actor Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosisAugust 10, 2021
Emmy award-winning actor Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, describing her condition as a “tough road”.
Her diagnosis comes 13 years after Applegate battled breast cancer.
“A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going,” she said in a tweet on Tuesday.
Actor Christina Applegate has revealed she has been diagnosed with multiple Sclerosis.Credit:AP
“As one of my friends that has MS said ‘we wake up and take the indicated action.’ And that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing,” her tweet added.
Multiple sclerosis affects the nervous system and often results in progressive physical and cognitive decline.
More than 2.3 million people have a diagnosis of MS worldwide, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Applegate, 49, won a Primetime Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for Friends in 2003. She was nominated in the same category for the same show in 2004. She was also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Samantha Who? in 2008 and 2009.
In 2019 and 2020, Applegate was nominated in the lead actress category again for Dead to Me, which was also nominated for outstanding comedy series.
Applegate, who first gained fame as a child actress in the hit sitcom Married With Children, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and had a double mastectomy and her ovaries and fallopian tubes were removed.
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