The actor made her first public appearance since revealing that she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.
Christina Applegate made a rare public appearance this week, after being awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in LA for her acting contribution over the years.
In quite an emotional ceremony, the 50-year-old who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis was joined by her 'Married With Children' co-stars Katey Segal and David Faustino, as well as her 'Dead To Me' co-star Linda Cardellini and series creator Liz Feldman.
Segal, who played her on-screen mom Peggy Bundy for 10 years, joined Applegate at the podium as she gave her touching speech. Sagal became visibly emotional while helping her friend, saying: "You’re not alone. We’re all here."
She was originally set to receive her star on the Walk of Fame in 2020, but everything was pushed back due to the pandemic. Due to her diagnosis, which she revealed on Twitter during 2021, Christina Applegate attended the Walk of Fame ceremony barefoot while using a walking stick to aid her.
After thanking her friends, the star then turned her attention to her 11-year-old daughter Sadie. She said: "The most important person in this world is my daughter. 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."
Applegate then thanked her fans who were in attendance, saying "I love you [all] so much".
In an interview with Variety before the touching ceremony, Applegate revealed that she found out about her MS diagnosis while filming the final season of 'Dead To Me' for Netflix. She and the team had to learn about what the actor was capable of doing while filming, adding that she had to use a wheelchair to get to set.
She said about making her first public appearance since her diagnosis: "People are going to see me for the first time as a disabled person, and it’s very difficult."
The third and final season of 'Dead To Me' begins on Netflix on November 17.