Christina Applegate reflected on her battle with multiple sclerosis as she celebrated her 50th birthday.
The actress tweeted out a message about fighting the illness on November 25, her birthday.
‘Yup. I turned 50 today,’ she wrote. ‘And I have MS. It’s been a hard one. Sending so much love to all of you this day. Many are hurting today, and I am thinking of you. May we find that strength to lift our heads up. Mine currently is on my pillow. But I try.’
Speaking openly: Christina Applegate was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few months ago, and she’s starting to open up about her struggles (pictured January 2020)
The Anchorman actress announced the news on Twitter earlier this year, several months after her diagnosis.
‘Hi friends,’ she tweeted at the time. ‘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. Unless some a**hole blocks it.’
She continued, ‘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. Thank you xo.’
A very honest message: Applegate took to Twitter to give her followers an idea of what she’s bee going through in the past few months
Back at work: After several months of privacy, Applegate returned to filming her hit Netflix dramedy Dead to Me earlier this month
After several months of privacy, Applegate returned to filming her hit Netflix dramedy Dead to Me earlier this month.
She was seen flashing a fake baby bump while shooting scenes on the beaches of Malibu with co-star Linda Cardellini, 46.
After Applegate revealed her diagnosis over the summer, production had come to a halt with CBS and Netflix releasing a joint statement about giving the Married With Children star ‘time and space’ to process it all.
Giving her time and space: CBS and Netflix cut off production of the show after Applegate revealed her diagnosis, and said they wanted to give her ‘time and space’ to process it all
Incorporating difficulties into the show: Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and underwent a double mastectomy, which writers included on the show
According to the National MS Society, multiple sclerosis is ‘an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.’
Prior to her MS diagnosis, Applegate had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and underwent a double mastectomy.
Following the procedure she revealed she was cancer-free, and Dead To Me even included that storyline in the show.
Season three is currently slated to hit the streaming giant sometime in 2022.
- What Is MS? | National Multiple Sclerosis Society