Christina Applegate shines in first public appearance since MS diagnosis – National

Christina Applegate celebrated the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, marking the actor’s first public appearance since revealing his multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

As reported by Variety, Applegate was supposed to award her star on the Walk of Fame in 2020, but the ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She announced her diagnosis on Twitter the following year while filming the finale of her Netflix comedy die with me.

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“Hi guys. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS,” read the tweet It’s been a strange journey. But I’ve been supported by people to the point where I know everyone has this condition. It is a difficult road. But as we all know, the road continues. Unless there’s a hole blocking it.”

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Ahead of Monday’s celebration, Applegate told The New York Times that it will be “the first time people see who I am.”

“I gained 40 pounds; I can’t walk without a cane. I want people to know that I am very conscious of all that,” she said in the interview.

She also shared a photo of some of her canes, telling her Twitter followers that she was trying to decide which one she would use for “a very important ceremony coming up.” next”.

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Applegate was smiling during the Walk of Fame ceremony, appearing barefoot on the red carpet surrounded by friends and co-stars.

Out to support Applegate is her married with children co-stars Katey Sagal and David Faustino, as well as her die with me co-star Linda Cardellini and the show’s creator, Liz Feldman.

According to NBC, the Applegate star sat next to the stars of Sagal and Ed O’Neill, who played her father in married with children.

Applegate is celebrated for her long career, she made her television debut in Our Lives just a year after she was born as the young son of the character played by her real-life mother, Nancy Priddy.

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She played small roles in a number of movies and shows throughout her childhood and teenage years, but her breakout role was Kelly Bundy, the beautiful and sarcastic daughter on the TV series. married with children.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, David Faustino, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, Sadie Grace LeNoble, Mitch O’Farrell, Linda Cardellini and Liz Feldman pose with Christina Applegate’s star during the honors ceremony on Fame Avenue her Hollywood debut at Famous Hollywood Boulevard on November 14, 2022 in Los Angeles.

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Her stardom continued to rise when she was awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as the middle sister of Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) in Friend.

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She was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress for her role as taxi dancer Charity Hope Valentine in the 2005 revival of the film. sweet charity.

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Applegate movie credits include anchor Franchising, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter Is Dead, Bad mothers, Hall and The sweetest thing.

Applegate stepped onto the podium at the Walk of Fame ceremony with the support of Sagal, who was on stage with her during her speech.

Christina Applegate and Katey Sagal speak on stage during a ceremony honoring Christina Applegate at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 14, 2022 in Los Angeles.

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She broke down in tears as she talked about her daughter and thanked her for her support.

“The most important person in the world is my daughter,” Applegate said. “You are more than you know. You are beautiful, kind, intelligent and interesting. Mom is so lucky every day to wake up and take me to school…. Thank you for standing with me through all of this.

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For Applegate, shoot the new season of die with me — a TV series in which she played Jen, a widowed real estate agent — was not easy. She decided to participate fully in the production despite her diagnosis because she felt she had an “obligation” to the story and her colleagues.

Applegate tries to work as hard or as long as she used to, especially in hot weather. She has difficulty walking down stairs in her trailer and is often wheelchair-bound on set. Some days, Applegate is completely inoperable.

However, through savvy blocking of the camera (and the help of the sound technician and longtime friend who kept her in certain scenes), the season was complete.

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Applegate told The New York Times that she wished she had paid more attention to the warning signs of MS, including dizziness, tingling, and numbness of the extremities, before she was diagnosed.

Although she claimed to have overcome her illness, she did not accept it.

“Approve? No. I will never accept this,” she said.

with files from Global News’ Sarah Do Couto

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