Christina Applegate reveals she has 30 brain injuries: "I don't know if I'll be here in ten years"

It is not easy to face health problems without breaking down.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
30 March 2024 Saturday 17:03
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Christina Applegate reveals she has 30 brain injuries: "I don't know if I'll be here in ten years"

It is not easy to face health problems without breaking down. Actress Christina Applegate knows this well, as she has shared a devastating update about her state of health in the midst of her battle against multiple sclerosis, which she was diagnosed with in 2021. In a candid interview with Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, The Bad Mothers and Vacations actress opened up about her suffering.

"I have 30 lesions on my brain, sores. The largest is behind my right eye, so my right eye hurts a lot," he revealed in the aforementioned podcast. The actress explained that, although her vision is not affected, this pathology affects her movement and causes some unpleasant sensations. "My hand starts to get weird and then I get a twitching feeling in my brain, but not all the time," she said.

In recent years, advances in medicine are helping to prolong the lives of patients with multiple sclerosis, but the actress explains that there are no guarantees. "That doesn't mean I'll be here in 10 years. I don't know. That's the scary thing about multiple sclerosis: there's no end," she said.

The actress's story has touched the hearts of many. "I hate it so much. I'm so angry about it that you can't get over it. You can't work out. The minute my feet hit the carpet in the morning and they hurt as much as mine do every day, you go to hell and you go back to bed," he explained. The actress explains that she punished herself for not being able to walk for five minutes straight because of the pain.

Last January, the actress received a standing ovation during her surprise appearance at the Emmys. Christina presented the award for 'Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series'. Her host, Anthony Anderson, escorted her to the stage as she leaned on a cane. "Thank you so much. Oh my god, you're embarrassing me for my disability by standing up. It's okay," the actress joked. Minutes later, she became emotional and the audience erupted with applause and words of affection.

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body's immune system (designed to fight any infection or foreign body in your system) mistakes an area of ​​the body as a threat and attacks it. In the case of this disease, the most common areas it fights are the myelin sheaths (layers that cover and protect the nerves and at the same time help them transmit signals throughout the body) in the brain and/or spinal cord. spinal. That is why the actress has suffered damage to her brain.