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Christina Applegate says it is ‘sad’ that both she and Selma Blair have multiple sclerosis

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Christina Applegate says it is 'sad' that both she and Selma Blair have multiple sclerosis

Christina Applegate opened up about dealing with the effects of multiple sclerosis during a Q&A session that she held on her Twitter account on Thursday.

During the exchange, the 50-year-old performer discussed several aspects of her current life and spoke about her past projects.

At a certain point, when asked about working on the 2002 flick The Sweetest Thing, the actress made a reference to her costar, Selma Blair, when she commented that it was ‘sad both of us have Ms.’

Opening up: Christina Applegate opened up about dealing with the effects of multiple sclerosis during a Q&A session that she held on her Twitter account on Thursday; she is seen in 2020

Opening up: Christina Applegate opened up about dealing with the effects of multiple sclerosis during a Q&A session that she held on her Twitter account on Thursday; she is seen in 2020

Opening up: Christina Applegate opened up about dealing with the effects of multiple sclerosis during a Q&A session that she held on her Twitter account on Thursday; she is seen in 2020

Applegate did point out, however, that her time on the set of the project was ‘so fun.’ 

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

The Married… with Children actress initially announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis with a message that was shared to her Twitter account in August of last year.

The performer began her message by noting that, although she was disheartened by the diagnosis, she was happy to have friends and family to help her along the road. 

Hopeful: When another fan asked her about her goals for the year, she answered that she would like to see a 'cure for MS maybe?????'

Hopeful: When another fan asked her about her goals for the year, she answered that she would like to see a 'cure for MS maybe?????'

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

She wrote: ‘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.’

Applegate went on to express that she was fully determined to beating the disease in the future.

‘It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a****** blocks it,’ she said.

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

Being open: The Married... with Children actress initially announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis with a message that was shared to her Twitter account in August of last year; she is seen in 2019

Being open: The Married... with Children actress initially announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis with a message that was shared to her Twitter account in August of last year; she is seen in 2019

Being open: The Married… with Children actress initially announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis with a message that was shared to her Twitter account in August of last year; she is seen in 2019

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

She noted: ‘If you do have a voice to do it, which we [as actors] are fortunate to have this platform to be like, “I am just like you, I can’t sleep, I feel like crap a lot of the time because of this, but I want you to feel okay with it.”‘

She then spoke about being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and coming to terms with being comfortable discussing her condition in public.

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

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

Standing out: Applegate discussed encouraging others to become more aware of their health during an interview with People, where she noted that she was happy to have a platform with which she could reach her fans; she is 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 were getting it, and people weren’t understanding that,’ she said.

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

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‘It wasn’t even about me. It was like, “whoa, whoa, whoa, you’re telling me that women are not even opting for this because it’s too expensive? Oh no, no, no. It just saved my life.” An MRI saved my life,’ she remarked. 

Encouraging caution: Applegate then noted that she had become adamant about encouraging younger people to become much more aware of their health issues; she is seen in 2019

Encouraging caution: Applegate then noted that she had become adamant about encouraging younger people to become much more aware of their health issues; she is seen in 2019

Encouraging caution: Applegate then noted that she had become adamant about encouraging younger people to become much more aware of their health issues; she is seen in 2019

She added: ‘Had I waited for my mammogram, I would be dead right now. So for me, it was a very important thing for me to start that.’ 

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

‘That was why I talked about my ovaries, because that was also something very private but I just found myself like…let’s talk about that, let’s talk about what that’s like at 40-something, to be going through that, and know that you’re not alone,’ she said. 

Nothing to hide: Applegate later had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in October of 2017, and she was equally as open about her past procedures; she is seen in 2020

Nothing to hide: Applegate later had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in October of 2017, and she was equally as open about her past procedures; she is seen in 2020

Nothing to hide: Applegate later had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in October of 2017, and she was equally as open about her past procedures; she is seen in 2020

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