Christina Applegate revealed that she put on 40 pounds of weight gain from MS (Multiple sclerosis). The Dead to Me cast was diagnosed with the disease/illness a year ago. As of today/2022, she is still struggling to walk as she was spotted walking with the help of a stick during the Hollywood Walk of Fame event. Follow to know about her health in detail.
Christina Applegate is an award-winning actress and dancer from the United States. She rose to popularity as one of the major characters in the American situation comedy, Married… With Children. The show, which ran for ten years, was extremely well-liked in the US and went on to be televised in a number of other nations.
She appeared in an episode of the renowned Friends situational comedy series. She earned an Emmy for her performance. She was also given nominations for the Tony Award and the Golden Globe. Applegate has also made multiple film appearances. She has appeared in major parts of films and TV shows including Vacations, Dead To Me, and Grand Theft Parsons.
Additionally, she also participates in a number of philanthropic organizations. She has been raising awareness of breast cancer for a while as a breast cancer survivor. She is a vegetarian and supports World Animal Protection and PETA’s anti-fur campaign.
Most recently, Christina Applegate is making headlines as she teared up during the Hollywood Walk of Fame speech. She talked about how she struggled during the days she was diagnosed with MS (Multiple sclerosis) in the event where she was accompanied by her onscreen mother and friend Katey Sagal. It has been a year since she was diagnosed. No doubt, she looks completely different now because of her weight gain. Well, let’s discuss her current appearance in detail.
Christina Applegate’s Weight Gain From MS: The Dead to Me Actress Gained 40 Pounds After She Was Diagnosed With the Disease/Illness; Here’s an Update on How Her Health Is Today in 2022!
After learning she has MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Christina Applegate revealed she has put on 40 pounds of weight gain and now needs a cane to walk. The 50-year-old actress, who revealed her diagnosis in August 2021, thought back on the challenges she faced while filming the final season of her Netflix series, Dead to Me, despite her illness. In an interview with The New York Times, she said,
This is the first time anyone’s going to see me the way I am. I put on 40 pounds; I can’t walk without a cane. I want people to know that I am very aware of all of that.
Applegate was diagnosed with MS while filming the last season of the sitcom, which subsequently had a five-month hiatus so she could begin treatment. In case you wonder, multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Although the precise cause of MS is unknown, we do know that the immune system attacks the CNS as a result of something. Signals going to and from the brain are disrupted as a result of harm to the myelin protective layer, which surrounds wire-like nerve fibers.
The celebrity revealed that after her return, her declining mobility made it necessary for her to use a wheelchair to get to the set and that a sound technician had to hold up her legs in order to shoot some shots. She also admitted that because she would require assistance, she couldn’t film scenes of her entering a room alone and that, in order to maintain her balance when standing, she would lean against doors.
The Married With Children star also admitted that the show’s last season is too traumatic for her to watch, but she still wanted to finish filming it for Liz Feldman, the show’s creator, and her co-star Linda Cardellini.
Even while Applegate has continued despite her illness, she acknowledges that it hasn’t been easy. So much so that she realizes that after Dead to Me is over, she might stop acting. When asked by Variety about her upcoming acting plans, she stated:
I don’t know. I’m pretty convinced that [Dead to Me] was it, you know? But who knows — I’m probably gonna get real bored of being in my room. I’d like to develop stuff, I’d like to produce stuff. I’ve got a lot of ideas in my mind, and I just need to get them executed.
As mentioned above, she was recently honored at the Hollywood Walk of Fame event which gave a little update about her health in 2022. When it was Christina’s turn to thank the city of Los Angeles, she walked to the stage with a walking stick and help from Katey. She remarked,
I can’t stand for too long, so I’m gonna thank the people that I really need to thank.
She also thanked her daughter and mentioned that she was the most important person in the world to her. Additionally, Christina, who was wearing no shoes, made a brief jab about being diagnosed with MS at the conclusion of her speech. As of today, the actress is still struggling with her disease and we hope she recovers very soon.