Christina Applegate Gets Ready for Her First Public Appearance since MS Diagnosis


Christina Applegate keeps her fans updated on Twitter “new normal” after her MS diagnosis. The actress shared a photo showing fashionable walking sticks to be used at upcoming events. She was supported by a celebrity friend with MS.

Applegate announces MS diagnosis ‘A Strange Journey’

Applegate tweeted her MS diagnosis for 2021 “Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some asshole blocks it.”

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is an autoimmune condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. It can have different effects on each individual. Applegate has been documenting her MS journey on social media, so it’s no surprise she shared her preparations for her first public appearance since her diagnosis.

The Actress’ Fashionable New Walking Sticks

In a new tweet, the actress shared photos of walking sticks and wrote “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.”

Each stick is made of clear and black plastic. Some are adorned with sparkles while others feature stripes or beaded chains. It’s unknown what this “important ceremony” is, but some are guessing that it’s the Season 3 premiere of Netflix’s Dead to MeApplegate stars in this movie. No matter the occasion, the walking stick looks more fashionable than any other accessory.

Blair’s Supportive Words: ‘Loving You Always’

Supportive messages for Applegate have poured in from all directions since her diagnosis, including one from a celebrity who knows all about living with MS. Selma Blair, a longtime friend of Applegate’s, revealed her own MS diagnosis in 2018. 

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Blair replied to her tweet regarding her diagnosis by writing: “Loving you always. Always here. As are our kids. Beating us up with love.”Applegate responded, “Love you sister. Our kids are so weird.” 

Blair uses a walking stick to walk on red carpets ever since her diagnosis. Tell it! InStyle that she’s glad to have them. “I was so happy because it meant I could wear my heels,”The actress spoke highly of her walking stick. 

Applegate and Blair have been friends for years, so it’s great to see that they each have someone to lean on who can truly understand what they’re going through. 

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