Christina Applegate is a star and she finally got the ceremony to prove it. The actor was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November. 14 surrounded by fans, family and former cast members, including her “Dead to Me” co-star Linda Cardellini. The event was Applegate’s first public appearance since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system.
“The most important person in this world is my daughter,” Applegate said at the ceremony, holding back tears as she delivered her speech. “You are so much more than even you know. You are so beautiful and kind and loving and smart and interesting. I am blessed every day that I get to wake up and take you to your school… You are my everything. Thank you for standing by me through all of this.” True to his sense of humor, Applegate added, “Oh, by the way, I have a disease. Didn’t you notice? I’m not even wearing shoes!”
Applegate’s “Married With Children” co-stars Katey Sagal and David Faustino also spoke at the ceremony. An emotional Sagal said, “You’re not alone. We’re all here.” Applegate first shared his analysis in August 2021 with a brief statement on Twitter. Recently, she has spoken about filming the final season of “Dead to Me” while dealing with significant symptoms, including being unable to stand for long periods of time. “This is the first time anyone is going to see me for who I am,” Applegate recently told The New York Times.
Now it seems Applegate is slowly settling into her new normal, focusing on her recovery and asking her Twitter followers for their thoughts on her new “nice” canes, which she hinted were for a “very important ceremony.” (Mystery solved!) And as she tweeted when she was initially diagnosed, “It’s been a rough road. But as we all know, the road goes on. Unless some donkey closes it.”
See more photos from her heartfelt ceremony below and catch the final season of “Dead to Me” when it hits Netflix in November. 17.