Christina Applegate Announces She Has Multiple Sclerosis

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Actress Christina Applegate announced she was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, calling it a “strange journey,” but so thankful for the people she’s supported by who also have “this condition.”

“Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS,” the 49-year-old actress tweeted to her millions of followers. The comments were noted by the “Today” show in a piece published Tuesday. (RELATED: Selma Blair Shares Photo Of Herself Diving In Pool While Battling Multiple Sclerosis)

“It’s been a strange journey,” she added. “But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some asshole blocks it.” (RELATED: ‘I’m Never Going To Like Her’: Meghan McCain Accuses Kathy Griffin Of Bullying Following Comedian’s Cancer Diagnosis)


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“As one of my friends that has MS said ‘we wake up and take the indicated action,'” Applegate continued. “And that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing. Thank you xo.”

The “Dead to Me” star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and decided to undergo a double mastectomy, followed by having her ovarian and fallopian tubes removed due to family history.

The “Married with Children” star is married to husband Martyn LeNoble and the two have a 10-year-old daughter together.