Christina Applegate noticed symptoms of MS 7 years before diagnosis

Christina Applegate shares more heartbreaking details about her battle with multiple sclerosis.

During Wednesday Appearance on “Good Morning America” Christina Applegate, 52, and her friend “Sopranos” alum Jamie-Lynn Sigler, 42, sat down with Robin Roberts.

“My symptoms started in early 2021, and it was like tingling in my toes,” Applegate said.

“By the time we started filming that summer of that same year, I was brought to the set in a wheelchair. “I couldn’t walk that far,” she added, referring to her Netflix show “Dead To Me,” which ran for three Seasons on Netflix, from 2019 to 2022.

Christina Applegate opened up about her battle with multiple sclerosis in a new Good Morning America interview. GMA/ABC

Applegate revealed that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021 while filming this series.

In 2022 Interview with VarietyApplegate opened up about being diagnosed with the disease while in the middle of filming.

“I didn't know what was happening to me,” she said. “In January of that year, I felt numbness in my toes, and I ignored it. I felt numbness in the balls of my feet, and I ignored it. All of a sudden, I would fall. People were like, 'Oh, it's just neuropathy.'” At that point, they had to They take me in a wheelchair to shoot because I couldn't walk if the location was far away. I was asleep the whole time, and I… He got 40 pounds “A lot of things happened.”

The “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” star said during a “GMA” interview on Wednesday that she believes she may have had MS for up to seven years before she was officially diagnosed.

She said her legs would sometimes stick out from under her.

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“I would really put it off because I was tired, or dehydrated, or because of the weather. And then nothing would happen for like months, and I didn't care.

Christina Applegate was able to attend the 2024 Emmy Awards with a cane. Getty Images
Christina Applegate (right) during her “GMA” interview with Robin Roberts (left) and her boyfriend, Jamie-Lynn Sigler. GMA/ABC
Ed Helms and Christina Applegate in a scene from the 2015 film “Vacation.” © Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection

Applegate described living with MS as “a kind of hell” and said she found herself “isolated” at home as a way to cope with the difficulties of the disease. “They call it the invisible disease. It can be very lonely, because it's hard to explain to people,” Applegate said.

“I'm in excruciating pain, but I'm used to it now. . . . Right now, I'm isolated. That's how I deal with it, like not going anywhere, because I don't want to do it. It's hard.”

Amid her health battle, Applegate stepped back from acting, but “Married.” . . The With Kids alum made a surprise appearance at the 2024 Emmy Awards in January.

Christina Applegate with 2024 Emmys host Anthony Anderson in January. Reuters
Christina Applegate (from left), Ed O'Neill and David Faustino in a scene from Married… . With kids.” © 20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection
Christina Applegate and her husband Martin LeNoble in 2016. Getty Images

The actress became emotional as she received a standing ovation from the audience after joining host Anthony Anderson on stage.

When she took to the stage wearing a red dress and walking with a cane, Applegate joked that her body was “not Ozempic.”

Applegate revealed in her interview with “GMA” that she barely remembers her Emmy appearance.

“I kind of blacked out,” the former “Friends” guest star said.

“People said, ‘Oh, you were so funny,’ and I said, ‘I don’t even know what you said.’ I don’t know what I was doing.’” She continued, “I felt so terrible that I didn’t even know what was going on anymore.” “And I felt really loved, which was a beautiful thing.”

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“Married…With Children” stars Christina Applegate (from left), Katey Sagal, Ed O'Neill, and David Faustino in 2014. Corbis via Getty Images

In February 2023, Applegate said that her final appearance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards would likely mark the last awards ceremony she attended.

she told the Los Angeles Times At the time: “This is probably my last awards show as an actor, so it's kind of a big deal.”

Applegate, who married her second husband, Dutch musician Martin Lonobel, in 2013, has two children 12 year old daughter, sadist, He told people In an interview published on Wednesday, my daughter had to witness the loss of her mother, the way I was a mother to her. Dance with her every day. Pick her up from school every day. She works at her school, works in the library. To be present, outside the house, outside my bed. She doesn't see those things anymore.”

She continued, “If she comes into my room and sees that I'm lying on my side, she knows that she can't ask me to do anything. And that breaks me. Because I love doing things for my baby. I love making food for her and bringing it to her, but I can't do that sometimes. But “I'm trying. I'm trying.”

Christina Applegate with her daughter Sadie at the 2024 Emmy Awards. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Sigler also has multiple sclerosis, and the two actresses told the outlet that their mutual friend, former NSYNC member Lance Bass, put them in touch.

“If I didn't have her, I wouldn't be able to do this in life,” Applegate said.

Their podcast,”chaoticcomes out March 19.

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