Christina Applegate Reveals She Was Recently Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis
Christina Applegate has announced that she was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Married...With Children alum shared in a tweet on Tuesday, August 10, that she previously received a diagnosis for the autoimmune disease.
“Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS,” the 49-year-old actress started out the tweet.
“It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition,” she wrote.
The Emmy-winning actress still seemed to have her wits about her while she delivered the news. “It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a**hole blocks it,” she quipped.
According to the National MS Society website, multiple sclerosis is a chronic auto-immune disease that damages the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.
Symptoms can vary from mild to severe, ranging from numbness in the limbs to paralysis and loss of vision.
There is no cure for MS, but there are many treatment options to reduce symptoms and maintain quality of life.
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Nearly 1 million people are living with MS in the United States.
The Dead To Me actress also shared a follow-up tweet, asking fans for privacy on the matter: “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.”
Applegate’s friend, actress Selma Blair, was also diagnosed with MS, which she publicly revealed in 2018.
This isn’t the first time Applegate has been transparent about her health complications. In 2008, the mom-of-one opened up about the double mastectomy she had done following a breast cancer diagnosis.
She also shared that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in 2017 as a precaution from a genetic predisposition to cancer.
The Bad Moms actress has also been open and honest about her longtime battle with insomnia as well.
Applegate shares her 7-year-old daughter Sadie with husband Martyn LeNoble, who she married in 2013.