Christina Applegate Gets Candid About Her MS Diagnosis At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony

Star treatment!

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded actor Christina Applegate with her very own Hollywood Walk of Fame star on November 15. As you may recall, Applegate has carved out a long and illustrious career for herself, snagging roles on various projects including "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead," "Married... with Children," "The Sweetest Thing," "Anchorman," "Bad Moms" and most recently, Netflix's comedy series "Dead to Me," per IMDb

According to Applegate, however, her obsession with those sidewalk stars started way before she ever stepped in front of the camera. "I've had a really interesting life, but the life started as a little girl waiting in line to see the first 'Star Wars' on this very street at that very theater. And looking at these things [the stars] and going, 'Who are these people? What are these things? Did they do something right? Did they do something wrong? Whatever it is, I want one. I effing want one,'" Applegate recalled during her acceptance speech, per People. Alas, the address took a more serious turn when she shared details about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

Christina Applegate warned ceremony attendees she 'couldn't stand for long'

Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipient Christina Applegate got candid about her health diagnosis during her ceremony speech on November 14. According to People, before thanking several people, including her "Married... with Children" co-stars Katey Sagal and David Faustino, her team of agents, her husband Martyn LeNoble, and her daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble, she warned the crowd that she couldn't "stand for too long." But that's not all. She also joked that Sagal was stealing her thunder as she leaned on her for support at the podium. And afterward, she made light of the minor detail that she was accepting the award barefoot. "Oh, by the way, I have a disease. Did you not notice? I'm not wearing shoes! Anywho, you're supposed to laugh at that," she quipped.

In August 2021, Applegate revealed to the public that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis – an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body, per the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. "It's been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition," she penned in a tweet. "It's been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a**hole blocks it," she added. 

Congrats to Applegate on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star!