Christina Applegate carried 'FU MS' cane on red carpet for her 'last awards show as an actor'
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Christina Applegate was among the A-listers who attended this weekend's SAG Awards after revealing it may be her 'last awards show as an actor'.
The Dead To Me star was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in August 2021, which has had a significant impact on her physical abilities.
On the red carpet alongside her 12-year-old daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble, Christina walked with a black cane that had the letters 'FU MS' written on it.
Christina's customised cane also had her daughter Sadie's name written on it with a red love heart.
She paired the cane with a long black suit-jacket-style gown and pinned her wavy blonde hair back on one side.
Sadie matched her mum's all-black look with a newsboy cap, a black blazer and trousers, and a pair of Dr Martens boots.
Christina was up for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series on the night, but it was Hacks star who ended up taking home the award.
A few weeks before the awards, Christina admitted to the LA Times that this year's SAG Awards would be her 'last awards show as an actor probably, so it's kind of a big deal.'
She had added: "Right now, I couldn’t imagine getting up at 5am and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set.
“I don’t have that in me at this moment."
Christina looked like she had a great time at last night's awards, but her MS affecting her ability to act might mean that that really was her final red carpet - though let's hope not!
Last month, Christina attended the Critics Choice Awards, bringing her 'rad daughter' once again as the 'best date ever'.
Ahead of that ceremony, Christina admitted that she was 'nervous' about attending because of her MS.
She tweeted: "So this Sunday will be the first awards show I have been to since 2019. And the first since MS. NERVOUS! But grateful to the @CriticsChoice for including me."
Christina had been up for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, which she also missed out on to Hacks star Jean Smart.
Speaking about her MS last year, Christina revealed that she had been diagnosed while she was working on Dead To Me.
"I had to call everybody and be like, 'I have multiple sclerosis, guys. Like, what the f---!'" she recalled, speaking to Variety.
"And then it was about kind of learning - all of us learning - what I was going to be capable of doing."
The cast and crew took a five-month break from filming so that Christina could receive treatment before she decided she was able to plough on and wrap up the hit Netflix series.
Even though she managed to get through the third and final season, Christina said she was 'pretty convinced' that it would be her last big acting role.
That doesn't mean this will be the end of Christina's career in entertainment.
She has already hinted that she's been looking into different roles, like production, for example.
"I've got a lot of ideas in my mind," she had revealed during the bombshell interview, "I just need to get them executed."