Christina Applegate is undoubtedly one of the most endearing actors and actresses working today.
After their cancer diagnosis, the Dead to Me actress underwent a double mastectomy. In an interview ten years following the treatment, Applegate confessed she still suffered from body image issues.
“I consider it every day. Yes, it’s been ten years, we say, as girls who have been through this, but you never forget what you’ve been through. Everything appears to be one-of-a-kind. You need to shower, and you think, ‘Oh, there they are.’ “That happened,” she said.
Applegate had removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes after learning she inherited the BRCA1 genetic mutation.
Unfortunately, her health issues remain a significant concern. In August 2022, the Sweetest Thing actress revealed that she had Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune chronic central nervous system disease that disrupts communication inside and between the brain and the body.
Although there is no cure, the symptoms can be managed with proper care. MS patients have a somewhat reduced average life expectancy.
When Applegate first shared her illness, she described it as a “tough route” and a “strange voyage.” She went on to claim that she was supported by her pals, who also had the condition.
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 asshole blocks it.
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) August 10, 2021
Fellow actress Selma Blair, also diagnosed with MS in 2017, was among the first to offer her support.
“I’ll always love you. “Always here,” Selma wrote.
Blair is an outspoken supporter of MS and regularly shares her personal story online and elsewhere.
Applegate is concerned about her health and works hard to keep it. “With MS, most workouts may be frightening due to numbness,” she tweeted. It’s beautiful to be seated and aware that one’s body is still being used.”
Thank you @Hydrow_by_CREW for my rower. I’m knowing it will help me to get healthy again. With MS, most exercises can be scary due to numbness in feet and legs. So sitting and knowing I’m still using my body is awesome.
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) December 30, 2021
Christina Applegate shared a statement commemorating the occasion and detailing her journey on her 50th birthday.
“Yup. I turned 50 today. I, too, have MS. “It’s been challenging,” she tweeted. “On this day, I’m sending love to everyone. Many individuals are in agony today, and I am thinking of you. May we find the strength to lift our heads. Mine is currently on my pillow. But I make an effort.”
Christina Applegate is in our thoughts and prayers, and we hope she never loses her bravery.