Christina Applegate Battling Multiple Sclerosis
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Christina Applegate attends 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Christina Applegate: Battling Multiple Sclerosis

On August 2021, Christina Applegate announced that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an incurable autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system, affecting muscle control, balance, vision, and hearing.

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“It’s been a strange journey,” the 49-year-old actress admits. “But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition.” That includes her The Sweetest Thing co-star Selma Blair, who has been battling MS since 2018.

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“Christina has never been one to back down from a fight,” a source says of the breast cancer survivor. “She’s got her family to live for, and that’s what she intends to do. Christina Applegate ‘s vowed not to let multiple sclerosis beat her.”