Christina Applegate’s health condition was not going to prevent her from experiencing the thrill of being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And in order to receive the prize, the actress made her first appearance in public since she disclosed that she was diagnosed with MS. And when it was finally time for her to deliver her speech, everyone started getting really emotional about it!
In the year 2021, medical professionals determined that Christina Applegate had multiple sclerosis (MS). This is a kind of autoimmune illness in which, for unknown reasons, the immune system of the affected individual starts to target the central nervous system.
While she was in the middle of filming the third and final season of her Netflix drama Lost To Me, Christina learned her diagnosis.
Due to the nature of hindsight, Christina is now aware that she had been exhibiting the symptoms of multiple sclerosis for a considerable amount of time previous to being diagnosed with the condition.
She experienced troubles with her balance, weariness, and sporadic numbness in her feet, all of which she disregarded, but the numbness in her feet came and went randomly.
Christina Applegate went public with her multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis on social media a few months after receiving the diagnosis from her physicians.
She stated in the statement what a “weird” and “difficult” trip it had been for her, however, she was also appreciative of all the support she’d gotten and was ready to keep pressing on regardless of the challenges she faced.
Christina did not want Netflix to cancel the last season of the show, so she fought them tooth and nail. Instead, she pushed herself through several really challenging days in order to complete the filming.
After the last scene was filmed, Christina Applegate redirected her attention to coping with and gaining a better understanding of her disease. And this means stepping away from the spotlight altogether.
However, after Christina Applegate found out that she would be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she decided that she would not allow her sickness to prevent her from attending the ceremony!
Christina arrived for the important event with both a wheelchair and a cane.
She was surrounded by a number of adoring costars, including Katey Sagal and David Faustino from her time on the show Married with Children, Linda Cardellini from the film Lost To Me, and Selma Blair, who also suffers from multiple sclerosis and was a costar in the film The Sweetest Thing, which was released in 2002.
Despite her best efforts, Christina was overcome with emotion as she approached the platform to deliver her presentation (with assistance from her cane and costar Katy Sagal).
She began by saying “This day means more to me than you can ever realize,” and then went on to express her gratitude to everyone who had been there for her throughout her life.