Since it was revealed last year that she had multiple sclerosis, Christina Applegate has been extremely open about her condition. So also now in the "Kelly Clarkson Show". There, the former actress of "Dumpfbacke" Kelly Bundy does not mince her words.
Christina Applegate candidly describes the moment she found out about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in a new interview. In the "Kelly Clarkson Show", the 51-year-old explains that she had noticed "very mild symptoms" four years earlier. She finally received the diagnosis during the filming of the third season of "Dead to Me".
"I found out on a Monday after work that I have MS, a disease that I will have for the rest of my life," explains Applegate, not mincing his words: "It sucked." The actress continues, "I didn't know what was happening to me. I couldn't walk. They had to use a wheelchair to take me to the set. I freaked out."
Applegate had already made similar comments about the disease in an interview with the "New York Times" in November. "I will never accept that," she said at the time. "I'm pissed."
Applegate was notified of the diagnosis in 2021. The shooting of the Netflix series "Dead to Me", in which Applegate plays one of the two main roles, was then paused for around five months. The new season has been on show since mid-November - and it includes the sick Applegate.
"This is the first time anyone has seen me for who I am," Applegate said on The Kelly Clarkson Show. "I've gained 40 pounds, I can't walk without a cane. I want people to know I'm very aware of all of this."
Born in Los Angeles in 1971, Christina Applegate was already in front of the camera as a child. She is best known for playing Kelly "Dumbbell" Bundy on the sitcom Awfully Nice Family (1987-1997). In series like "Jesse" (1998-2000), "Samantha Who?" (2007-2009) and "Up All Night" (2011-2012), but also films like "Super sweet and super sexy" (2002), "Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004) or "Bad Moms" ( 2016) she was able to build on the success.
The MS diagnosis wasn't the first tragedy Applegate had to deal with. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. The actress then had both breasts removed.