With a cane, the actress, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, stepped in front of the crowd to loud applause. During her brief speech, she referred to her frail condition. “I have an illness. Do you notice that?” She’s not even wearing shoes, said Applegate, who showed up to the ceremony barefoot.
In August 2021, the actress announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. At the end of October, she gave an insight into her life with the nervous disease on Twitter. Canes are now part of their new normal, Applegate wrote. She also gained a lot of weight as a result of the treatment.
Applegate, who became famous in the 1990s with the TV series A Terribly Nice Family, then posed for photographers on the star plaque. She also brought daughter Sadie, 11, husband Martyn LeNoble and her mother.