Christina Applegate and Others Have Been Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis
Christina Applegate, who stars in Netflix’s Dead to Me, recently revealed she has multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system.
It interferes with information flow both within the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body. As a result, vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions may be affected.
Applegate took to Twitter to reveal that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few months ago and that she had received support from others who had the disease as well. Here are some more celebrities who have MS.
Selma Blair, who starred in Cruel Intentions, revealed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in October 2018. She received her results on August 16, 2018, but said that she had been experiencing symptoms for years.
Blair also revealed that she was prone to dropping things, had a hazy memory, and suffered from spasmodic dysphonia (a voice disorder). She talked more about MS and how it had affected her when she appeared with ABC News.
The actress also mentioned that MS was known as the “snowflake disease” because it was unique to each individual.
Her journey following her MS diagnosis was documented in her documentary, Introducing, Selma Blair, which premiered at the 2021 SXSW festival to rave reviews. It also received a Special Jury Award for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling.
Jack Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne’s media personality son, is another celebrity with MS. When he was 26 years old, he was diagnosed with MS.
According to reports, the diagnosis came just weeks after Jack and ex-wife Lisa Osbourne welcomed their oldest daughter, Pearl Clementine Osbourne, on April 24, 2012.
In a March 2021 interview with People, Jack said that he hadn’t had any major MS issues in years. He also mentioned that he practiced a lot of jujitsu and fitness.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler of The Sopranos disclosed in 2016 that she has been suffering from MS for 15 years. She didn’t show any signs for many years, and the condition only began to impact her around 2005, according to her.
Sigler stated that the majority of her movement issues were caused by MS.
In an open letter to fans in 2019, singer/songwriter Art Alexakis revealed his MS diagnosis.
He said he’d had it for 10 to 20 years and that it explained his issues with balance and gait, as well as his increased sensitivity to heat and cold, and his hazy memory.