Christina Applegate makes her first emotional public appearance since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) last year.
he die with me The star accepted her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. Applegate was originally set to receive the star in 2020, but the pandemic delayed the ceremony.
A year later, the 40-year-old actor announced her MS diagnosis.
Old Applegate Married…Having children co-stars Katey Sagal and David Faustino were at the ceremony, along with her die with me co-star Linda Cardellini and the show’s creator, Liz Feldman.
During the ceremony in Los Angeles, Applegate was supported by Sagal as she took to the podium to speak. The anchor The star thanked her family – husband Martyn LeNoble and their 11-year-old daughter, Sadie Grace LeNoble – who witnessed Applegate pick up her Hollywood star.
“To my family who spoke here today, you are everything to me,” she said through tears. “I love that I started with the two of you and ended it with the two of you, and I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You are my man. You are my Love.
The mother-of-one also sent a special thank you to her daughter and commended Sadie Grace for always supporting her since she was diagnosed with MS.
“The most important person in the world is my daughter,” Applegate said. “You are more than you know. You are beautiful, kind, loving, intelligent and interesting. I am so lucky every day to wake up and take you to school… thank you for being with me all this time.”
Of course, Applegate also took a moment to call her attending fans “beautiful” and added: “You all. I love you [all] so many.”
Before the ceremony, Applegate revealed in October that she was having a “very important ceremony” and asked fans to help choose a cane for the event.
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“I have a very important ceremony coming up,” Applegate tweeted at the time, along with an image of her five “chic” club options. “This will be my first time going out since being diagnosed with MS. The cane is now part of my new normal.”
On August 10, 2021, Applegate revealed that she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that summer, writing on Twitter: “Hi guys. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with MS. It was a strange journey. But I have been supported by people to the point where I know everyone has this condition.”
In a recent interview with New York TimesThe actress reflected on symptoms she wished she had paid more attention to before being diagnosed.
She recalled how she found herself losing her balance while filming a dance scene for season one of die with me. She also found herself struggling to play tennis.
Instead of recognizing these cases as signs of possible health problems, Applegate said she’s just trying harder.
“I wish I had noticed,” she explained. “But who am I to know?”
Multiple sclerosis is a lifelong condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a variety of symptoms such as movement problems, partial or total vision loss, or balance problems.
According to the National MS Society, more than 2.3 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, while women are two to three times more likely to develop the disease than men.
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