Christina Applegate on ‘tough road’ after multiple sclerosis diagnosis

Dead to Me actor says doctors diagnosed her with the autoimmune disease months ago

The Emmy-winning US actor Christina Applegate says she is on a "tough road" after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

"A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It's been a strange journey. 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," she said in a tweet on Tuesday. "As one of my friends that has MS said 'we wake up and take the indicated action.' And that's what I do. So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing."

Applegate won a Primetime Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for Friends in 2003. She was nominated in the same category for the same show in 2004. She was also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Samantha Who? in 2008 and 2009.

In 2019 and 2020 Applegate was nominated in the lead-actress category again for Dead to Me, which was also nominated for outstanding comedy series.


Applegate, who first gained fame as a child actor in the hit sitcom Married with Children, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and had a double mastectomy. – Reuters