Christina Applegate Updates Fans on 50th Birthday After MS Diagnosis

by Samantha Whidden
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While celebrating her 50th birthday on Thursday (November 25th), Anchorman star Christina Applegate took to her Twitter account to give her followers an update about her struggles with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). 

“Yup. I turned 50 today,” Christina Applegate declared in her tweet. “And I have MS. It’s been a hard one.”

Christina Applegate goes on to write that she is sending so much love to all of her followers. “Many are hurting today, and I am thinking of you. May we find that strength to lift our heads up. Mine currently is on my pillow. But I try.”

As previously reported, Christina Applegate announced in August that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease. “Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a–hole blocks it.”

The actress goes on to share that one of her friends, who also has MS, told her, “We wake up and take the indicated action.” She goes on to share that’s what she does. “So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing.”

Along with her supporters, Christina Applegate’s former co-star Selma Blair, who also has MS, sent a sweet message to the actress after her diagnosis was revealed. “Loving you always. Always here. As are our kids. Beating us up with love.”

Followers of Christina Applegate Send Love & Supporter to Her

Following her recent health update, followers of Christina Applegate took to Twitter to share their love and support for her during this difficult time.

One follower stated they will be praying for her and that her MS is under control soon. Another Christina Applegate follower then shared they understand how difficult MS can actually be. “Each day is a crap shoot, good days, wicked bad days follow.”

The follower also shared a poem called The Mountain to the actress. It reads, “If the mountain seems too big today, then climb a hill instead. If the morning brings you sadness, it’s ok to stay in bed. “If the day ahead weighs heavy and your plans feel like a curse, there’s no shame in rearranging. Don’t make yourself feel worse. A day is not a lifetime. A rest is not defeat. Don’t think of it as a failure, just a quiet, kind retreat.”

The poem goes on to read that it’s OK to take a moment from an anxious, fractured mind. The world will not stop turning while the person realigned. “The mountain will still be there when you want to try again.”