Christina Applegate Made Her First Public Appearance Since Revealing Her MS Diagnosis

November 15, 2022 / Posted by:

I could make a girthy Excel spreadsheet of the people in Hollywood who deserve to have all of the bad things in life happen to them–grouped by offense–but Christina Applegate wouldn’t even make the seventeenth worksheet. However, she’s been dealt a pretty bad hand these past few years, first having to battle cancer and now adapting to her new normal of day-to-day life with the debilitating fuck-face of a disease, multiple sclerosis. But, November seems to be panning out to be a pretty banner month for Christina. The third and final season of her hit Netflix show, Dead To Me, premieres this week after she had to fight like hell to finish filming it due to her physical limitations, and she made her first emotional public appearance since her diagnosis to receive her well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

According to Variety, Christina was set to receive her star in 2020, but that bad thing that happened to all of us, COVID, put that plan on ice. Then, she shared her MS diagnosis in 2021 while she was filming the most current season of Dead to Me. Finally, yesterday was the day she received one of the few honors that could surpass Al Bundy scoring four touchdowns in one game.

Christina Applegate attended her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Monday, Nov. 14, which notably marked the Emmy winner’s first public appearance since disclosing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in spring 2021. Applegate was originally set to receive her star on the Walk of Fame in 2020, but the pandemic delayed the ceremony. She announced her MS diagnosis on Twitter in 2021 amid production on the third and final season of her Netflix comedy “Dead to Me.”

Christina has remained close friends with many of her co-stars over the years, and her Married…With Children mom and brother, Katey Sagal and David Faustino were there to sing her praises, and her Dead to Me friends, Liz Feldman and Linda Cardellini, also cheered her on.

Prior to Applegate’s appearance, she was honored at the Walk of Fame ceremony by her “Married…with Children” co-stars Katey Sagal and David Faustino. Sagal choked up when she told Applegate, “You’re not alone. We’re all here.” Applegate’s “Dead to Me” co-star Linda Cardellini and creator Liz Feldman were also on hand to pay tribute to Applegate.

And then Christina took to the podium to give her speech. There probably wasn’t a dry eye on the sidewalk as she thanked her friends who’ve become family, her actual family, and especially her daughter, Sadie, as Katey remained behind her to support since standing for any period of time is now difficult for her. She also made a joke by sarcastically quipping, “oh yeah by the way, I have a disease, did you not notice?” to balance out the somberness with some laughs.

Applegate took to the podium at the Walk of Fame ceremony assisted by Sagal, who stayed on stage with her during her speech. Applegate broke down in tears while talking about her daughter and thanking her for supporting her through her MS diagnosis.

“The most important person in this world is my daughter,” Applegate said. “You are so much more than even you know. You are so beautiful and kind and smart and interesting. I’m blessed every day that I get to wake up and take you to school…thank you for standing by me through all of this.”

Applegate called of her fans in attendance “gorgeous” and added, “Every single one of you. I love you [all] so much.”

Part of Christina’s emotional speech:

And a very sweet moment between her and Linda which is the most Jen/Judy thing I’ve ever seen:

Christina tweeted about her big day:

And here are some snaps of her with her squad:

You can watch the full ceremony here:

So if you’re planning a trip to Hollywood Boulevard any time soon, make sure to stand on Christina’s star and give it your best Bundy Bounce while sipping on a heavy pour of Dead to Me Karen’s orange wine. Or, just leave it there in tribute, because even though it’s not actually made with oranges, that shit sounds gross.

Pic: Twitter

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