Christina Applegate to attend 2023 Critics Choice Awards after MS
Christina Applegate will attend her first awards show since being diagnosed with MS. (Photo: Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
Christina Applegate is heading to her first awards show since her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2021, and she’s feeling all the feels.
The Dead to Me star is nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award in 2023. The 51-year-old took to social media to express her nerves and gratitude for attending her first awards show since 2019. .
“So this Sunday will be the first awards show I’ve been to since 2019. And the first since MS. WORRIED! But thanks @CriticsChoice for including me,” she tweeted.
Applegate was met with encouragement from her Hollywood peers.
“You have this. Don’t be nervous. Everyone is cheering for you!!!” actor Damon Gonzalez tweeted.
“I can’t wait to say hello to Sunday!” replied creator, producer and Critics’ Choice board member Shawn Edwards.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, as well as between the brain and the body. In 2021, Applegate shared her multiple sclerosis diagnosis with the world on Twitter.
“A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS”, she wrote. “It’s been a strange journey. But I’ve been so supported by people I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road goes on. Unless a pothole blocks it .”
She continued, “As one of my friends who has MS said, ‘We wake up and do what we’re told.’ And that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy. While I go through this. Thank you.”
In December 2022, Applegate was a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show. When asked what it’s like to live with MS, Applegate joked, “Can I say it sucked balls?”
The Netflix star also shared details of her condition.
“There are four different types of MS, so not everyone is the same,” she continued. “Everybody’s symptoms are different, everybody’s experience with it is different. Filming the show was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life because I was diagnosed while shooting I didn’t know what was happening to me.” .
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The Married With Children alum said she “couldn’t walk” and had to “use a wheelchair to push me around.”
“I was mad until someone said, ‘You need an MRI.’ And then one Monday after work I found out I had MS, you know, a disease that I’ll have for the rest of my life,” Applegate recalled.
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