Christina Applegate says 'I live kind of in hell' with multiple sclerosis

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Christina Applegate is opening up astir surviving pinch multiple sclerosis, nan unpredictable and perchance debilitating illness she was diagnosed pinch successful 2021. 

“I unrecorded benignant of successful hell. I’m not retired a lot, truthful this is simply a small difficult, conscionable for my system. But of course, nan support is wonderful, and I’m really grateful,” Applegate said successful an interview pinch “Good Morning America.”

Applegate received a standing ovation astatine nan Emmys successful January erstwhile she appeared connected shape pinch a cane arsenic a astonishment presenter. She cracked a joke astir her information saying, “You’re wholly shaming maine pinch disablement by opinionated up, but it’s fine.”

The character admitted she “kind of blacked out” successful that moment.

“People said, ‘Oh, you were truthful funny,’ and I’m like, I don’t moreover cognize what I said. I don’t cognize what I was doing. I sewage truthful freaked retired that I didn’t moreover cognize what was happening anymore,” Applegate said successful nan interview.

“I felt really beloved, and it was a beautiful thing,” she added.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler accompanied Applegate successful nan interview. Sigler herself was diagnosed pinch aggregate sclerosis erstwhile she was 20 years old. The 2 are now hosting nan caller podcast, “MeSsy.”

Applegate first shared her diagnosis successful 2021 done societal media. The character has since fixed fans updates astir her health.

Multiple sclerosis is simply a illness of nan cardinal tense strategy that disrupts nan travel of accusation betwixt nan encephalon and body, according to nan National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The immune strategy attacks nan body's nervus linings, producing unpredictable symptoms including pain, fatigue aliases moreover paralysis.

Katherine Itoh

Katherine Itoh is simply a news subordinate for NBC News.