Actress Christina Applegate reveals MS diagnosis
American actress Christina Applegate has revealed she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Applegate is a former child star, who later went on to win an Emmy for her role in the hit US show Friends.
“It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition,” Applegate tweeted on Tuesday.
She asked for “privacy” as “I go through this thing”.
“It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps on going. Unless [someone] tries to block it.”
Applegate, 49, has been praised for her TV role including the title roles in sitcom Jesse and comedy Samantha Who?
She has been nominated for a Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards.
Applegate was also an original member of the music group Pussycat Dolls – when they were a burlesque troupe.
Her film roles include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy. She later reprised her role as Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Applegate’s other big-screen outings include Bad Moms and The Sweetest Thing, opposite Cameron Diaz. She has also appeared on Broadway in shows such as Sweet Charity.
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