Christina Applegate became sick after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) while filming Dead to Me season 3 in 2021. Previously, she was also diagnosed with cancer.
Dead to Me is an American drama black comedy television series about two mourning women who bond during therapy starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. The series debuted on Netflix on May 3, 2019, to favorable reviews. Later, Netflix renewed the series for a second season in June 2019, which premiered on May 8, 2020.
The series was again renewed for a third and final season in July 2020 which was delayed until mid-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then again due to actress Christina Applegate's serious health issues. However, when the third and last season was published n November 17, 2022, it garnered four nominations at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the actress.
On the other hand, Christina Applegate's fans and admirers have recently been curious to know if the actress is still suffering from any kind of sickness or health difficulties. Well, here is what we know.
Christina Applegate’s Sickness Update: She Was Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis (MS) In August 2021, While Filming the Third and Final Season of Dead to Me!
Christina Applegate (@1capplegate) has been nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the last season of Dead to Me, which she recorded while being sick and unhealthy. Prior to the 75th annual awards ceremony in September, the 52-year-old actress who plays Jen Harding in the Netflix series received her third nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series on July 19, 2023. Later, she expressed her delight on Twitter, Twitting,
Thank you to the @TelevisionAcad @netflix @CBS and also the Hollywood critics and of course @GoldDerby for this incredible honor. I am humbled and grateful. It’s been quite a ride. Thanks for the lift.
Christina Applegate was previously diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
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Meanwhile, Christina Applegate was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in August 2021, while filming Dead to Me's third and final season. MS is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), resulting in problems with muscular control and strength, vision, balance, sensation, and thinking. Numbness, tremor, and lack of coordination are some of the symptoms. It is different in each case, with some people having minimal issues and others becoming severely incapacitated.
At that period, Dead to Me suspended production after Christina Applegate's diagnosis to allow her to seek treatment. And when the drama finally ended in November 2022, the actress spoke to Variety about her future career, stating that concluding the show with her symptoms was "as hard as you would possibly think it would be." Later, she remarked on her acting career, saying,
It's about finding what I'm capable of doing . I'm so new in this right now. It takes time to kind of figure out this disease, and figure out what's bringing on symptoms. I'm just a newbie to all of this. So I'm trying to figure it out — and I'm also in mourning for the person who I was. I have to find a place that's as loving as my set was, where they won't think I'm a diva by saying, 'Hey, I can only work five hours.'
Later, Christina Applegate went on to explain that she was seeking a job that would allow her to work five hours a day if she wasn't the star, and that she might not be able to star in anything in the future. She added, "There's no way I could do the work that I just came off again. I mean, it was so hard."
Christina Applegate stated That Her Career Is Going to End Due to Major Health Difficulties!
Christina Applegate's career appears to end due to her major health difficulties.
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During an interview with Vanity Fair in May, Christina Applegate hinted that a chapter in her decades-long playing career has likely come to an end due to her serious sickness, revealing that she has no intentions to return to the screen. The Married with Children star explained,
I'm probably not going to work on-camera again. I can't even imagine going to set right now. This is a progressive disease. I don't know if I'm going to get worse. I can do voiceover stuff because I have to support my family and keep my brain working.
Likely, Christina Applegate also stated that she set more boundaries with her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and professional commitments than she did after being diagnosed with breast cancer while starring in Samantha. Who?
Furthermore, Christina Applegate has had seven Emmy nominations throughout the course of her career: three for Dead to Me, two for Samantha Who?, and one for Friends, where in 2003 she won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her work there. Furthermore, the 75th Emmy Awards will be televised live on Fox on September 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.