Christina Applegate’s Walk of Fame ceremony marks triumphant return after MS diagnosis
Applegate, who spent last summer campaigning to get her name up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, returns to the iconic walk of fame Sunday (June 16) after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Applegate had been suffering from debilitating fatigue, and walking was a long way from helping.
“The fatigue has worsened the worse I have gotten and it has been the hardest thing I have had to do,” she said. “I’m still not 100% and it is a struggle every day.”
Applegate had been suffering from debilitating fatigue, and walking was a long way from helping. Now an American legend, Applegate will return to what started out as a joke – and began as a symbol of hope for others in the fight against MS.
She has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She and her family fought cancer together.
“That’s what I like about the Walk of Fame,” she said. “I have a lot of people to thank I suppose for that, because it started from a joke on Twitter in 2014 and has grown into such an amazing project. I mean, I have met so many people and have received so much support. I’m so lucky to be here.”
This is the third time Applegate has walked the steps of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is the first celebrity to step up from her wheelchair to represent multiple sclerosis.
Applegate made history when she was first diagnosed with MS in 2013. Doctors told her family she had a 14 percent chance of living the rest of her life.
For Applegate, it was devastating. Her first reaction in the wake of the diagnosis was to think about the impact it could have on her family.
“People have said, ‘Oh my God, they can’t let you live because in a year or two or five she’ll be walking,’” she said. “One of the big things that kept me alive was