Christina Applegate Shocks Fans With Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
Some difficult news to report today. ‘Dead to Me‘ star Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The 49-year-old actress, who has been working in Hollywood since she was a kid, went on her Twitter account this week to reveal she was recently diagnosed with the autoimmune disease.
Hi friends. 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. Unless some a–hole blocks it.
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. Thank you xo.
This isn’t the first health scare Applegate has had in life. Back in 2008 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a double mastectomy. And in 2017, she had her ovaries removed as a precautionary measure because she carries a gene mutation that causes a heightened risk of developing cancer.
And if that wasn’t enough, she’s also struggled mightily with insomnia.
I could sleep a couple hours and then be up for four hours and then fall asleep again right before my alarm goes off. Some of the nights could be real rough.
She struggled with that for decades, so life certainly hasn’t been easy for the actress, but at least she’s had the money/insurance to deal with these problems.
Hopefully she has a team of great doctors to help her during this most recent diagnosis.
As some of you may remember, actress Selma Blair also suffers from MS. They were co-stars on The Sweetest Thing. Blair made her MS announcement back in 2018 and has kept fans updated throughout the entire process.
In 2019, she gave her fans an update saying she felt sick as hell.
Here’s a truth. I feel sick as all hell. I am vomiting and all the things which are not polite to speak of. My son ran away. From me. I have to get him to school. The medical treatments take their toll.
I am going to get through this. We do. This will pass. And to moms and dads who watch their kids sick on things we want them to take to get better… I hold you. So glad this is me and not my child.