Christina Applegate has emotionally bid a fond farewell to fans at this year’s SAG Awards ceremony as she revealed that she feared this year’s red carpet may be her “last awards show as an actor” amid her ongoing battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

The 51 year old star, who is best known for her work on Fox sitcom Married…with Children, and for starring alongside SNL alumni Will Ferrel in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, made the sad admission as she walked this year’s SAG red carpet alongside her daughter.

Posing alongside 12 year old Sadie Grace LeNoble, the progression of Christina’s illness became more clear as she was pictured using a black cane on the red carpet, which featured the words “FU [f**k you] MS’” written on the bottom as well as her daughters name, next to a bedazzled red heart.

Both mother and daughter opted for matching outfits as they posed for photos, with Christina channelling some old school glamour in a black velvet tuxedo-style gown, red lipstick and her golden blonde tresses in loose waves.

Sadie meanwhile donned a structured black blazer, newsboy cap and a pair of black Dr. Martens boots with bright yellow laces.

Christina had been nominated for her role as cynical widow Jen Harding in the Netflix series Dead to Me, however she sadly missed out on the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, when Jean Smart took home the award for her work in HBO’s Hacks instead.

Despite missing the win, Christina could still be seen and heard cheering on her fellow actress as she picked up the award, with the star joyfully cheering and raising her arms in celebration for the worthy winner.

Christina’s appearance on the red carpet comes just day after the US star told the Los Angeles Times that this would be her “last awards show as an actor probably, so it's kind of a big deal.”

“Right now, I couldn't imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set; I don't have that in me at this moment,” she explained.

The Dead to Me star was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis while working on the show back in August 2021.

The condition, which is caused when the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves, and interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body, had initially lead to mobility and balance problems, with Christina revealing she now also suffers from tingling and numbness in her limbs too.

Given the progressive nature of the disease, Christina has stepped away from traditional acting, but did admit she was keen to turn her hand to VoiceOver work instead as she hinted at what was next for the star.

“Doing a s*** ton of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure that my daughter's fed and we're homed,” she quipped.


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