Open Post: Hosted By Christina Applegate Showing Up To The SAG Awards With A Cane That Read “FU MS”

February 27, 2023 / Posted by:

A year-and-a-half ago, Christina Applegate revealed that she had been diagnosed with MS at age 49. At the time, she’d just started filming the third and final season of Netflix’s Dead to Me. Production took a hiatus so Christina could get treatment and process her “loss of life.” Five months later, she returned to set and fought like hell to finish filming despite her mobility issues. Christina’s performance was nominated for a 2023 SAG Award for Female Actor in a Comedy Series. People reports that, last night, 51-year-old Christina showed up to the awards accompanied by her 12-year-old daughter, Sadie, and a walking cane emblazoned with the hashtag “FU MS”. I’m not gonna lie to ya; when I first saw “FU MS”, I thought that was the name of the type of multiple sclerosis she was battling. But, no, you moron (said to mirror), Christina’s saying, “Fuck you, MS!”

Christina also wore “FU MS” nails in November, when she accepted her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here’s a better look at 51-year-old Christina, Sadie, and the “FU MS” cane on the red carpet:

Even though Christina lost her category to Jean Smart in Hacks (who also wasn’t there because she’s recovering from a heart procedure), last night’s SAG Awards were a big deal to her. Earlier this month, she told the LA Times that they would probably be her last awards show as an actor:

“When you go to that particular event, it’s all your people — you don’t have anybody but the actors there. And despite the reputation actors have, everyone is really lovely.” Her daughter Sadie will be her date, mostly because the 12-year-old hopes to meet her idol, Natasha Lyonne.

“It’s my last awards show as an actor probably, so it’s kind of a big deal,” Applegate says. “Right now, I couldn’t imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set; I don’t have that in me at this moment.” She’s considering next steps: producing, development, “doing a s— ton of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure that my daughter’s fed and we’re homed.” And she spends a lot of time in bed, bingeing all the reality shows she’s never seen.

Christina also shared that it took months before she was able to watch Dead to Me’s final season:

“I don’t like seeing myself struggling,” she says. “Also, I gained 40 pounds because of inactivity and medications, and I didn’t look like myself, and I didn’t feel like myself.” She watched alone, stopping periodically when it became too painful. “At some point I was able to distance myself from my own ego, and realize what a beautiful piece of television it was. All the scenes I wasn’t in were so much fun to see and experience for the very first time.”

Hopefully, MS sees Christina’s cane, takes the hint, and fucks off forever!

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