Christina Applegate said she “sucked the balls” knowing she had MS

Christina Applegate said she “sucked the balls” when her doctor told her she had multiple sclerosis.

The actress, 51, described the moment she received the life-changing diagnosis while appearing The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, where she described shooting Dead To Me amid her health battle as the “hardest thing” she’s ever done.

Christina learned she officially had MS after she finished work on the Netflix series for the day, but the symptoms were already there. Appear in the four years prior to the official diagnosis.

‘I didn’t know what was happening to me’: Christina Applegate said she ‘sucked the balls’ when her doctor told her she had multiple sclerosis

Filming the show was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life because I was diagnosed while filming. I didn’t know what was happening to me,” she explained.

Christina, who is unable to walk, said she needed a wheelchair to get her to the show.

I couldn’t walk, and they had to use a wheelchair to get me up. I was panicking until someone sounded like, ‘You need an MRI’ and then Monday after work I found out I had MS, which is a disease I’ll have for the rest of my life,” she said.

“And then I started to think about the last four years, and I had very small symptoms.”

'I was panicking': Because she can't walk, Christina said she needed a wheelchair to get her to the show

‘I was panicking’: Because she can’t walk, Christina said she needed a wheelchair to get her to the show

Christina said she actually experienced symptoms over the years before it developed into her current condition.

“We were on set and I said, ‘Oh! I think I’m tired! So she presented herself a few years ago so that she could get as bad as she did.

“She sucked the balls,” she added, after receiving the diagnosis.

'Introduced herself a few years ago': Christina said she had already had symptoms over the years that had developed into her current condition

‘Introduced herself a few years ago’: Christina said she had already had symptoms over the years that had developed into her current condition

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Christina addressed her battle with the disease while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month.

In a tearful speech, the Emmy Award-winning actress thanked her friends and family for helping her live each day with the debilitating condition — before joking about it openly.

“By the way, I have a disease,” she told the audience, who was barefoot and stood with the aid of a cane while being supported by “Married… With Children” star Katey Sagal. “Didn’t you notice?”

‘A disease I’ll have for the rest of my life’: MS sees the immune system eat away at the protective covering of nerves, interrupting the flow of information between the brain and body

Honoree: Christina addressed her battle with the disease while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month

Honoree: Christina addressed her battle with the disease while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month

“I don’t even wear shoes,” Applegate continued, before showing off her freshly manicured nails as she read, “FU MS.”

The actress first revealed in August 2021 that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis — a disease in which the immune system wears away the protective covering of nerves, interrupting the flow of information between the brain and body.

She said in November that the disease had destroyed her mobility, leaving her unable to walk without a cane, and said she weighed 40 pounds.

Applegate was diagnosed with MS during production on the final season of her show, Dead to Me, which then took a five-month break so she could begin her treatment.

Debilitated: In November she said the disease had destroyed her mobility, leaving her unable to walk without a cane.

Debilitated: In November she said the disease had destroyed her mobility, leaving her unable to walk without a cane.

But the Anchorman star went on to continue filming last season.

I had an obligation. Powers that was like, “Let’s just stop it. We don’t need to end it. Let’s put some episodes together.” [with previously recorded footage]Applegate previously reported New York times. I said, “No. We’ll do it, but we’ll do it on my terms.”

She also shared that when production of the show — which earned her two Emmy nominations — paused “there was a feeling of, ‘Okay, let’s get her some meds so she can get better.'” “

However, the actress added that “there is no better” and said, “I would never accept this. I’m p***ed.

Star Power: Applegate sits next to her new star during her party last month

Star Power: Applegate sits next to her new star during her party last month

Ultimately, taking a break was “good” for her: “I needed to process the loss of my life, the loss of that part of me. So I needed that time. Although it’s not like I’m on the other side of it, like , “Woohoo, I’m totally fine.”

The Los Angeles-born beauty also said that looking back, there were some signs of illness, as she talked about losing her balance in a dance scene during the first season.

‘I wish I had noticed.’ But who should I know? She said.

'Hardest thing': Applegate describes shooting Dead To Me final season amid her health battle as the hardest thing she's ever done in her life

‘Hardest thing’: Applegate describes shooting Dead To Me final season amid her health battle as the hardest thing she’s ever done in her life

The star shared that once she got back, she needed a wheelchair to get ready due to her poor mobility, and that a sound technician had to elevate her legs in order to get certain shots.

She said she could not film footage of her walking into a room because she would need help, and that she would lean against doors while standing so she could stay up.

The star also said she wasn’t sure if she’d watch the final season because it’s so painful, but she wanted to finish portraying it for her co-star Linda Cardellini and show creator Liz Feldman.

If people hate it, if people love it, if all they can focus on is, “Oh, look at the bench,” it’s not my statement. I’m sure people will be, like, “I can’t get over it.” Well, don’t pass it up, then. But I hope people can get over it and enjoy the ride and say goodbye to these two girls.

Health battle: Applegate was diagnosed with MS during production on the final season of her show, Dead to Me, who then took a five-month break so she could begin her treatment

Health battle: Applegate was diagnosed with MS during production on the final season of her show, Dead to Me, who then took a five-month break so she could begin her treatment

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