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Christina Applegate Walks Last Red Carpet For The Foreseeable Future Due To MS

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By MLC on February 27, 2023 at 3:45 PM EST

Christina Applegate’s days of gracing red carpets are coming to an end.

The “Dead to Me” star walked one of her final carpets for the foreseeable future on Sunday, February 26th.

The actress attended the SAG Awards with her daughter, Sadie, by her side.

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Christina Applegate Shares "FU MS" Message On SAG Red Carpet

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Applegate used a cane with “FU MS” embellished in rhinestones on it for assistance. The cane also featured her daughter’s name.

She was diagnosed with multiple-sclerosis in 2021.

Applegate noted the ceremony may be her “last awards show as an actor,” due to her debilitating health caused by MS.

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This Was Applegate's Last Red Carpet Appearance!

She told the Los Angeles Times this earlier this month adding, “It’s kind of a big deal.”

“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 admitted to the publication.

Applegate was nominated for “Outstanding Performances by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. She lost the SAG Award to Jean Smart for her role in “Hacks.”

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Christina Applegate at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
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Applegate cheered loudly and joyously threw her arms up in the air as Smart was declared the winner.

She wore a black velvet tuxedo-style gown, red lipstick and did her hair in loose waves.

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Applegate has put physical acting on the back burner, but did say she’s pursuing voiceover work.

“Doing a s**t ton of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure that my daughter's fed and we're homed,” she humorously quipped.

Appearing on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” in December, Applegate said she uses humor to work through her MS struggles.

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Christina Applegate Uses A "Humor Shield" To Handle MS Setbacks

A bare-faced Kelly Clarkson asked Applegate, “Are you someone who is naturally optimistic when you’re sick or when you’re fighting something, because I go to humor, and very dark humor. I don’t know how you deal with things.”

The “Sweetest Thing” actress responded, “Yeah, my humor shield keeps me ok. Um, but of course down on the insides you feel the things and I do it to kind of deflect and make people not be scared to be around me.”

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Applegate walks with a cane due to her MS, and she explained that people now see her as a “disabled person.”

“I want them to feel comfortable that we can laugh about it,” she continued. “I have a song that I wrote called, ‘Disaby Baby, hurry down the chimney tonight. I can’t cause my wheelchair won’t fit down it.’”

Clarkson loved the dark humor of Applegate’s holiday jingle; however, she did get serious about being diagnosed and living with MS.

“To be honest, being diagnosed with MS last year and what had happened to my body, to my mind, to my spirit, to my everything… of course I didn’t want to be around anyone or talk about it. But, I had to go through work. I wasn’t forced to work, but I made sure we finish the show,” she said.

The show Applegate is referring to is season three of “Dead to Me” on Netflix starring Linda Cardellini and James Marsden.

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Christina Applegate

“I pushed as hard as I could through that and it was really, incredibly difficult, and I went to sleep for a few months. Then all of a sudden I had to come out again and be this person that, you know, people had seen me as this person for almost the last 40 years and I’m different now,” Applegate explained. “I don’t want to be the fish in the fish tank, but you know, I’m gonna do my best just to get through it.”

Applegate showed her humorous side during her Walk of Fame ceremony. She opted to take the stand without her shoes and made sure to point that out.

“You’re gonna shift the disabled lady over,” she joked before adding, “Oh by the way, I have a disease. Did you not notice? I’m not even wearing shoes. Anywho, you’re supposed to laugh at that.”

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