Christina Applegate, who has MS, gets standing ovation at Emmys

Emmy Award-winning actress Christina Applegate, who bravely disclosed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2021, received a heartfelt standing ovation during Monday night’s Emmy Awards. As the first presenter of the evening, the “Dead to Me” star gracefully used a cane while presenting the award.

In a lighthearted moment, Applegate playfully joked, “You’re totally shaming me with disability by standing up. It’s fine. Body not by Ozempic.” She then proceeded to present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

Expressing gratitude, she stated, “It’s been an honor to play funny, flawed, complex characters like the women nominated for supporting actress in a comedy series.” Last year, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Applegate candidly discussed her journey living with multiple sclerosis, acknowledging the potential impact on her acting career due to the challenges posed by the disease.

Multiple sclerosis, a condition without a definitive diagnostic test, manifests varied symptoms. While there is no cure, treatments aim to manage symptoms and slow disease progression. Applegate’s resilience and openness about her health struggles have garnered widespread support and admiration within the entertainment industry and beyond.

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