Christina Applegate attended the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, and made a powerful statement with her custom-made silk velvet tuxedo gown and custom black walking stick. The walking stick was adorned with the message “FU MS”, a reference to her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in 2021. Applegate has been vocal about her struggles with MS and is dedicated to raising awareness and supporting charities related to the condition. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her work on Netflix’s “Dead to Me” but did not win. She showed enthusiasm in cheering for fellow actor Jean Smart’s win for “Hacks”. Applegate has expressed that this may be her last awards show as an actor due to the demands of her condition, but is determined to keep fighting and supporting others with MS.
Applegate’s powerful message of resilience and determination in the face of her MS diagnosis is an example of strength and courage to those living with the condition, as well as to all actors and entertainers. Her commitment to raising awareness and supporting charities related to MS is commendable, and shows that she is still dedicated to her craft despite her personal challenges. Her powerful display at the SAG Awards is a symbol of hope and inspiration for those living with MS.