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Christina Applegate’s MS Battle: Admits She Can No Longer Shower



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  • Christina Applegate recently revealed in a podcast interview that her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) condition has made it impossible for her to take a shower.
  • Applegate has been dealing with a “painful” relapse causing severe leg pain and discomfort, thus hindering her ability to bathe.
  • As her condition worsens, the actress has been utilizing alternative methods to maintain her cleanliness.

Celebrated for her iconic role in “Married With Children”, Christina Applegate has courageously shared her ongoing struggle with MS. On the “MeSsy” podcast, hosted by Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Applegate unveiled the harsh realities she faces due to her health condition.

She openly stated, “I can’t stand in my shower. There’s no way.”

Experiencing a “painful” relapse, Applegate’s leg pain has become so severe that even bathing has turned into a colossal challenge. For the past three weeks, she has sought other ways to maintain her personal hygiene. Lightening the mood, she humorously remarked, “I need to buy stock in Cottonelle.”

Applegate has tried to find solutions to her bathing dilemma, but the pain and discomfort have been too overwhelming.

Explaining further, she said, “I have such a small bench and my body has grown so that I can’t sit on it. I keep slipping off. So, I’ve been using Cottonelle to clean my body.”

This has drained the actress of her energy, making it difficult for her to push her body beyond its current limits. The physical discomfort extends beyond her legs, causing her to experience “odd tingles from my lower body down.”

She confessed, “My legs just can’t function anymore. Circulation is poor and the pain is unbearable.”

Even the mere act of walking to the bathroom is a Herculean task for Applegate. She expressed her constant fear of falling. She also disclosed another distressing symptom: a painful condition in her right eye that disrupts her sleep.

In her words, “I haven’t slept for 24 hours because every time I close my eyes to sleep, my right eye starts to shift.”


The severity of her condition has significantly limited her life, with her 12-year-old daughter, Sadie, being her primary companion. Sadie has also voiced concern about her mother’s inability to bathe, which has spurred Applegate into action.

Sharing a humorous moment with her audience, Applegate divulged, “[Sadie’s] always like, ‘Oh Mama, that’s bad.’ I make her smell my armpits, just to make her laugh.”

Let us know what you think, please share your thoughts in the comments below.




  1. connie waltz

    April 8, 2024 at 7:11 pm

    She should look into hyperbaric oxygenation, as well as pulse electromagnetic field therapy.

  2. Rae Frederick

    April 8, 2024 at 7:31 pm

    Baby wipes for hygiene are more effective the TP.

  3. James Ludwig

    April 8, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Why her? So young and good actress. Ever hear someone say if a good person could be cured I could think of dozens of really bad people I would wish this on?
    Hillary, Kamala, Nancy, AOC, Mika, the rest of the Squad, Dr. Jill, dozens more evil, awful, greedy, crooked women ruining our country.
    I hope there is hell to take them for their crimes on Americans.

  4. Tom Muldoon

    April 8, 2024 at 9:57 pm

    I sure hope that Christina Applegate and her daughter will discover Jesus, who not only is “the Great Physician,” but who has, as the Bible says, “the keys to death and hell.” Jesus conquered death by His deaths on the cross. He died as a true man; as God He cannot die. Death came into the world by sin (of Adam in the Garden of Eden), and Jesu never sinned, so death could not hold Him. Jesus bore on the cross the punishment which we deserve for our sin. God accepted this sacrifice of Jesus, and God raised Him from the dead. Jesus lives in heaven, forever, ready to answer the prayers of the “poor in spirit,” who admit that they cannot save themselves, but turn to Him.

  5. Camille Gilliam

    April 9, 2024 at 1:35 am

    Christina, they make bath tub benches that come out over the edge of the tub, then you can sit down and swing your legs over the edge, you shower will need the detachable hose so you can get wet and rinse well. My husband had a bad hemorrhagic stroke 16 1/2 yrs. before he passed. I had to help with his shower because his left side was really paralyzed. I have a tray where one can be laying in bed and get it shampooed, plus I knoe of products that don’t have to be rinsed, Crystal clear can give her my email so I can help even if we live far apart. ..

  6. Daniel

    April 9, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    Oh WHAAAAAAAAA. lady I have had over 40 operations and am looking at 5 more. I have CRPS which is a nerve disease that makes your nerves misfire, meaning one day I can stand for more then 15 minutes at a time and the very next time I cant even move my legs. And the VA has already told me that this will be what “ends” me as it travels and I have it from the waist down and in both shoulders. If it gets into my heart or lungs then its over. I also have 2 complete knee replacements and over 45 pounds of metal holding my spine together. I have a handicapped shower that I can slide in and out with a bench so I can slide it out and be placed on it or sit on it myself, and then after my shower I can slide it out and dry myself and get dressed for my day. I hafe FIVE braces I have to wear just to be able to get through my day. And I walk with a cane when I can walk. And I still am able to do laundry and go grocery shopping and cook my own meals and take care of my bulldog. Do I want to whine and cry or give up sometimes? yes I do. But I refuse to do any of that. So please dont try and get sympathy as there are people in far worse shape then you so you wont get any from them or me.

  7. TZ

    April 9, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    a study done (see dr Lee Merritt, the rebel Doctor) concluded 100% of MS patients that died from MS had microscopic parasites in their brain causing plaque. Doing a parasite cleanse with drugs like Ivermectin, Fenbendazol, Menbendazol can make a tremendous help.

  8. Carolyn Williamson

    April 9, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    So sorry your life is so difficult. My husband uses a plastic chair we can put in the shower stall. Some shower hoses you can hold in your hand. Or you could have a basin of water beside the chair to dip a washcloth into. I should stop complaining about having to hold onto the wall to get up off the toilet. I have it easy.
    Carolyn Rae Williamson, author of Searching for Justice (a romantic suspense novel)

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