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Christina Applegate hits back at troll who tried to claim she doesn't have multiple sclerosis

Emily Puckering

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Christina Applegate hits back at troll who tried to claim she doesn't have multiple sclerosis

Featured Image Credit: Francis Specker / Alamy Stock Photo / Kathy Hutchins / Alamy Stock Photo

Christina Applegate has hit back at a troll who tried to claim she didn't have multiple sclerosis (MS).

The Dead To Me star revealed she had been diagnosed with the autoimmune condition - which affects the brain and the spinal cord - back in 2021.

Ever since, Applegate has been open and honest to her fans on social media about how she's been adjusting to life with MS and generally, she's been met with praise and support.

Unfortunately, the internet is rife with trolls and the actress has decided to call one particular hater out after they unbelievably claimed she didn't have MS.

Christina Applegate revealed her MS diagnosis in 2021. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Christina Applegate revealed her MS diagnosis in 2021. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

Taking to Twitter yesterday (17 January), Applegate shared a screenshot of an Instagram DM she received from a stranger who had left some rude comments on a recent article written about her.

The troll stated that 'MS didn't make you look that way' but a 'plastic surgeon did', before going on to call Applegate a 'scammer' and adding that the surgeon was 'a bad one at that'.

Well, the actor was having none of it and said in a tweet: "Sooooo I made the unfortunate decision to look at some comments on an article from people mag about me and my kids at the CCA.

"Of course I told her that it wasn’t nice. This was her reply. What is wrong with people.

"By the way, I laughed."

The Dead To Me star hit back at cruel trolls who were making comments about her condition. Credit: Twitter/@1capplegate
The Dead To Me star hit back at cruel trolls who were making comments about her condition. Credit: Twitter/@1capplegate

This comes after Applegate attended the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday (15 January), marking her first red carpet event since her diagnosis.

The star attended with her daughter, Sadie Grace LeNoble, and sported a dazzling Neo Walk walking stick - something she's previously described as her 'new normal'.

“I have a very important ceremony coming up,” she wrote on Twitter last year.

“This will be my first time out since diagnosed with MS. Walking sticks are now part of my new normal. Thank you @neowalksticks for these beauties. Stay tuned to see which ones make the cut for a week of stuff.”

Applegate also shouted out Dr Martens following her CCA attendance, thanking them for allowing her to 'walk ok and stand without falling over'.

"And this is really important for my MS WARRIORS, I can’t usually wear shoes because my neuropathy is so painful," she tweeted.

"But those @drmartens worked. I could walk ok and stand without falling over. So thank you @drmartens for not only making my green ones in don’t tell mom, but for now."

The actor also thanked Dr Martens and Neo Walk for helping her walk. Credit: Twitter/@1capplegate
The actor also thanked Dr Martens and Neo Walk for helping her walk. Credit: Twitter/@1capplegate

Commonly referred to as MS, the autoimmune condition can affect the brain and the spinal cord, leading to a range of potential symptoms including trouble with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.

It is about two to three times more common in women than men and is usually diagnosed in the patient’s 20s, 30s or 40s but can develop at any age, according to the NHS.

It’s possible to treat symptoms, however, there is no known cure for MS.

Topics: Celebrity, Health

Emily Puckering
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