Christina Applegate obtained a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday in her first public look since revealing last year that she was identified with a number of sclerosis.
“This day means more to me than you can possibly imagine,” Applegate stated throughout her speech. “I don’t say that I have friends — I have family. These people take care of me. They take care of me every day of my life, and without them I don’t know what I would do.”
The actor additionally thanked her “gorgeous” followers in attendance. “Every single one of you,” she stated. “I love you guys so much.”
Her “Married… With Children” co-stars Katey Sagal and David Faustino, in addition to her “Dead to Me” co-star Linda Cardellini and creator Liz Feldman, gave speeches earlier than her. With a quavering voice, Sagal assured Applegate: “You are not alone. We’re all here.”
Applegate tweeted in October that “walking sticks are now part of my new normal” and shared pictures of assorted canes she had bought, writing: “Stay tuned to see which make the cut.” She was simply as cheeky on the podium, however teared up whereas thanking her daughter.
“The most important person in this world is my daughter,” Applegate stated. “You are so much more than even you know. You are so beautiful and kind and smart and interesting. I’m blessed every day that I get to wake up and take you to school. … Thank you for standing by me through all of this.”
The actor, who was barefoot throughout the ceremony, later tweeted that footwear may cause ache or imbalance to many who’re coping with MS. Applegate was reportedly set to be honored in 2020 till the pandemic hit, solely to be identified in April 2021. She insisted on filming the third “Dead to Me” season, nonetheless.
“I got diagnosed while we were working,” Applegate instructed Variety final week. “I had to call everybody and be like, ‘I have multiple sclerosis, guys.’ Like, what the fuck! And then it was all about kind of learning — all of us learning — what I was going to be capable of doing.”
Applegate, who was helped onstage by Sagal, joked it was “so Katey to steal the thunder.” She saved riffing and stated, “Oh, by the way, I have a disease. Did you not notice? I’m not even wearing shoes.”
Watch the complete ceremony on Variety’s YouTube channel.