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Christina Applegate Says It’s ‘Sad’ That Both She And Selma Blair Have Multiple Sclerosis

Christina Applegate talked about coping with the effects of multiple sclerosis during a question-and-answer session she held on her Twitter account Thursday.

During the exchange, the 50-year-old artist discussed various aspects of her current life and talked about her past projects.

At one point, when asked about working on the 2002 film The Sweetest Thing, the actress referred to her costar, Selma Blair, when she noted that it’s “sorry that we both have Mrs.”

Candor: Christina Applegate talked about coping with the effects of multiple sclerosis during a question-and-answer session she held on her Twitter account Thursday;  she can be seen in 2020

Candor: Christina Applegate talked about coping with the effects of multiple sclerosis during a question-and-answer session she held on her Twitter account Thursday; she can be seen in 2020

However, Applegate pointed out that her time on the project’s set was “so much fun.”

When another fan asked her about her goals for the year, she replied that she would like a ‘cure for MS maybe????’ would like to see.

The Married… with Children actress initially announced she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in a post shared on her Twitter account last August.

The artist started her post by noting that while she was discouraged by the diagnosis, she was happy to have friends and family to help her along.

Not Excited: At one point, when asked about working on the 2002 film The Sweetest Thing, the actress referred to her costar, Selma Blair, when she noted that it was

Not Excited: At one point, when asked about working on the 2002 film The Sweetest Thing, the actress referred to her costar, Selma Blair, when she noted that it was “sad that we both have Mrs.”

Hopeful: When another fan asked her about her goals for the year, she replied that she'd like a

Hopeful: When another fan asked her about her goals for the year, she replied that she’d like a “cure for MS maybe?????” would like to see.

She wrote: ‘Hello friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I’ve been so supported by people I know who also have this condition.’

Applegate went on to say she was determined to beat the disease in the future.

‘It has been a difficult road. But as we all know, the road continues. Unless some asshole blocks it,’ she said.

The actress has been candid about her various health-related issues in the past.

Being Open: The Married... with Children actress initially announced she'd been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis with a post shared on her Twitter account last August;  she can be seen in 2019

Being Open: The Married… with Children actress initially announced she’d been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis with a post shared on her Twitter account last August; she can be seen in 2019

Step by Step: The artist started her post by noting that while she was discouraged by the diagnosis, she was happy to have friends and family to help her along

Step by Step: The artist started her post by noting that while she was discouraged by the diagnosis, she was happy to have friends and family to help her along

Applegate discussed encouraging others to become more aware of their health in an interview with People, where she noted that she was happy to have a platform through which she could reach her fans.

She commented: “If you have a voice to do it, what we… [as actors] are lucky enough to have this platform as “I’m just like you, I can’t sleep, I often feel bad about this, but I want you to feel good about it.”‘

She then spoke about being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and accepting that she was comfortable discussing her condition publicly.

Stand out: Applegate discussed encouraging others to become more aware of their health in an interview with People, where she noted that she was happy to have a platform through which she could reach her fans;  she can be seen in 2019

Stand out: Applegate discussed encouraging others to become more aware of their health in an interview with People, where she noted that she was happy to have a platform through which she could reach her fans; she can be seen in 2019

“When I first came out about my breast cancer, I didn’t want to talk about it, but I had to because young women got it and people didn’t understand,” she said.

Applegate then noted that she had become adamant about encouraging younger people to become much more aware of their health concerns.

“It wasn’t even about me. It was like, “whoa, whoa, whoa, you’re telling me women don’t even choose this because it’s too expensive? Oh no, no, no. It just saved my life.” An MRI saved my life,” she noted.

Encouragement of caution: Applegate noted at the time that she had become adamant about encouraging younger people to become much more aware of their health concerns;  she can be seen in 2019

Encouragement of caution: Applegate noted at the time that she had become adamant about encouraging younger people to become much more aware of their health concerns; she can be seen in 2019

She added: “If I had waited for my mammogram, I would be dead by now. So for me it was very important to start with that.’

Applegate later had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in October 2017, and she was just as open about her previous procedures.

“That’s why I talked about my ovaries, because that was also a very private thing, but I found myself… let’s talk about it, let’s talk about what it’s like when you’re 40, going through that , and know you’re not alone,” she said.

Nothing to hide: Applegate later had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in October 2017, and she was just as open about her previous procedures;  she can be seen in 2020

Nothing to hide: Applegate later had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in October 2017, and she was just as open about her previous procedures; she can be seen in 2020

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