4.48 pm, August 10, 2021
American actress Christina Applegate (“Terribly Nice Family”, “Bad Mothers”) multiple sclerosis patients in their own words. The 49-year-old Emmy winner wrote to her 1.4 million Twitter followers late Monday night (local time): “Hi friends. I was diagnosed with MS a few months ago.” It’s a “hard way,” but it has the support of other patients.
Applegate closed out a second tweet with the words, “So now I’m asking for privacy. While I’m browsing this thing. Thank you.”
It’s not Applegate’s first health setback. In 2008, the actress had her breasts removed after being diagnosed with cancer. In 2017, her ovaries and fallopian tubes were removed to prevent cancer recurrence. The Hollywood star suffers from a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which greatly increases the risk of cancer in women. Applegate has been a mother since 2011. In the 1990s she was known in Germany as Kelly Bundy, nicknamed “Dumpfbacke”, in the TV series A Very Nice Family.
Applegate’s colleague, Selma Blair from “Super sweet and super sexy” (2002), made a public diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2018. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disorder that causes inflammation in the spinal cord and brain. The cycle is very different and unpredictable. Inflammation can heal, but the patient’s condition can worsen over the years.
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