Christina Applegate says using canes are her 'new normal' as she gets ready for an 'important ceremony'

Christina Applegate says using canes are her 'new normal' as she gets ready for an 'important ceremony'
Christina Applegate has been open about her struggles since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021 (Presley Ann/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Christina Applegate had some news to share in preparation for "a very big event," on Twitter on Thursday, October 27. The 50-year-old actress shared a picture of five brand-new canes on the microblogging website. The actress suffers from multiple sclerosis, an inflammatory illness that affects the central nervous system.

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Applegate tweeted, "I have a very important ceremony coming up. This will be my first time out since diagnosed with MS. Walking sticks are now part of my new normal. Thank you @neowalksticks for these beauties. Stay tuned to see which ones make the cut for a week of stuff," as per MSN.

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The award-winning actor, who has experienced health issues throughout the years, will be attending her first public event since her diagnosis as reported by Today. She revealed she has MS in August 2021. "It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition," she tweeted. "It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some asshole blocks it."

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She reportedly had her ovary and fallopian tube removed in 2017 as a precaution as her family had a history of ovarian cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy after receiving being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Applegate, who turned 50 in November 2021, acknowledged the difficulty of living with MS and encouraged those who were struggling. "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," Applegate tweeted.

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Selma Blair, her co-star in 'The Sweetest Thing', expressed support in the comments section by saying, "Loving you always. Always here. As are our kids. Beating us up with love." Blair, has also recently opened up about her own experience with MS in her documentary 'Introducing Selma Blair', which Applegate promoted on Twitter, as reported by Popsugar.

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According to Sportskeeda, MS is a chronic disease which results in communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body and the immune system attacks the protective sheath encasing nerve fibres. The condition may cause nerve degeneration and injury. The specific aetiology of MS is still unknown, although specialists are looking into it. It's conceivable that a confluence of hereditary and environmental variables is to blame. There have been a few ideas that this may contribute to MS, however there is little data to support these claims.

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