Christina Applegate attended the Emmy Awards in a velvet dress designed by Christian Syrian, accompanying the look with a cane resulting from his fight against multiple sclerosis, a disease that was diagnosed in 2021. During the ceremony, he leaned on the presenter’s arm Anthony Anderson and was extremely moved by the audience’s reception while on the podium.
“Thank you so much. Oh my god, you guys are totally handicapping me by standing up. It’s okay… This body is not for Ozempic”Christina declared, generating laughter from the guests in the shortlist, also adding, “We don’t have to applaud every time I do something.”
Christina was in charge of presenting the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, which she won for the third time in the awards season. Ayo Edebiri for his work in The Bear.
The 52-year-old actress was also nominated for an Emmy for her participation in the acclaimed series. Dead to Mebut the award was given to Quinta Brunson of Abbott Elementary.
Applegate was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2021 during the filming of the third season of Dead to Me. This disease can affect balance, which has impacted his ability to work on screen. In his last red carpet appearance at the 2023 SAG Awards, Applegate He made it clear that he had no plans to continue acting, due to his increasingly limited physical abilities.
The actress gave an interview to Variety days before the award ceremony, providing details of how sclerosis has affected his lifestyle.
“I gained 40 pounds due to inactivity and medications, and I didn’t look or feel like myself. At some point I was able to distance myself from my own ego and realize how beautiful television was. All the scenes I wasn’t in were so much fun to see and experience for the first time.”
Regarding what the future holds for Applegate, she confessed that she has no intention of returning to the recording sets, but she does not rule out the idea of “do a shit ton of voiceovers to make some money to make sure my daughter is fed and we’re home.”
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