Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosis

(AP) — Emmy Award-winner Christina Applegate has announced that she has multiple sclerosis, describing her diagnosis as a “tough road.”

The 49-year-old actor known for her roles in “Married… with Children” and “Dead to Me,” said in a tweet late Monday that she was diagnosed “a few months ago.”

Multiple sclerosis — also known as MS — affects the nervous system and often results in progressive physical and cognitive decline.

Applegate won her Emmy in 2003 for a guest spot on “Friends” and has a Tony Award nomination for the musical “Sweet Charity.”

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