Dead To Me star Christina Applegate opens up about moment she was diagnosed with MS

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Dead to Me's Christina Applegate has recalled the moment she received the news of her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.

Appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show this week, the actress said it "sucked balls" to be given such a life-altering diagnosis by doctors, which she revealed publicly last year.

"I found out on a Monday after work that I had MS, a disease I'm gonna have for the rest of my life," Applegate recalled.

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Apparently, she'd been dealing with "very small symptoms" for four whole years before being diagnosed.

"I didn't know what was happening to me," Applegate added. "I couldn't walk. They had to use a wheelchair to get me to set. I was freaking out. Until someone was like, 'You need an MRI.'"

Although this happened to coincide with production on the heartbreaking third and final season of Netflix's black comedy Dead to Me, she felt compelled to complete her acting duties – so long as it was on her own terms.

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"There is no better. But it was good for me. I needed to process my loss of my life, my loss of that part of me. So I needed that time," Applegate told The New York Times just last month.

"I had an obligation to Liz [Feldman, creator] and to Linda [Cardellini, co-star], to our story.

"The powers that be were like, 'Let's just stop. We don't need to finish it. Let's put a few episodes together'. I said, 'No. We're going to do it, but we're going to do it on my terms."

For more information about MS, as well as help and support, visit the MS Society.

All three seasons of Dead to Me are available on Netflix.

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