On Monday, Christina Applegate was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For several reasons, she found this ceremony to be very emotional.
Many people aspire to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This was the actress‘s first public appearance since she found out she had multiple sclerosis, so it was also a big deal.
She reflected on her early years and said, “Life started as being a little girl waiting in line to see the first ‘Star Wars on this very street, at that very theatre (Grauman’s Chinese Theatre), looking at these (stars on the street) and going, ‘Who are these people?'”
“What did they do?” she wondered, recalling being spellbound. Did they do something right? Did they do something wrong? Whatever it is, I want one.”
When Applegate made that statement, she was just 5 years old. The rest, as they say, is history. She also mentioned receiving a star, saying, “This day means more to me than you can ever imagine.”
She continued by thanking her friends for coming along with her. I don’t say that I have friends,” she remarked. I have relatives. These individuals look after me. Every day of my life, they take care of me, and I don’t know what I would do without them.
Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
The actress was diagnosed while filming for her critically acclaimed show Dead To Me.It was the summer of 2021 at the time. To give Applegate adequate time to recover, production was halted for roughly five months.
She recalled that when she first began receiving treatment, the idea was to start her on medication to help her feel better. “And there is no better,” she said. But I found it beneficial. I needed to process losing my life and that aspect of myself. As a result, I needed that time.
People sort of anticipated that she would emerge from the experience healed, but that is not how the condition operates. When the body’s immune system destroys nerve cells, multiple sclerosis results. It has no known treatment.
Acceptance is particularly challenging for those with such illnesses, and Applegate was no exception. She said, “Acknowledgement?” No. I will never be able to accept this. I’m furious.
She recalled how the warning signs, such as balance and movement issues, had begun to emerge prior to the start of Dead to Me filming. She regretted not paying attention back then.