At Friday night’s 75th annual Emmy Awards, Christina Applegate was moved to tears by the standing ovation she received.
Although dealing with her health concerns has undoubtedly been a tremendous challenge, Applegate continues to put on a courageous front, and her well-documented battle with multiple sclerosis has won the sympathies of admirers worldwide.
The 52-year-old accepted two Emmys last night (Monday, January 15) while being supported by a cane, and the audience erupted in cheers for her.
Supporting Applegate as she made her way to the stage was actor Anthony Anderson. Anderson is known for his appearances in Anchorman and Dead to Me, among others.
As the actress approached the podium, the Los Angeles Peacock Theater audience stood up in solidarity.
Applegate was profoundly affected by the emotionally charged moment.
“Thank you so much! Oh my God!” she said.
“You’re totally shaming me [and my] disability by standing up.”
She added: “Some of you may know me as Kelly Bundy from Married with Children. We don’t have to applaud every time I do something.”
At the end of her address, the Bad Moms star told the crowd, “I’m going to cry more than I’ve been crying.”
Viewers at home were understandably moved by Christina’s acceptance speech and the widespread admiration for a strong woman who has been through a lot recently.
“The standing ovation for Christina Applegate has me bawling already,” one fan wrote.
“I adore Christina Applegate,” another wrote. “She’s such an amazing comedic talent and absolutely gorgeous (always has been!). Her zings here are fire.”
“Man, that was a beautiful moment for Christina Applegate,” a third wrote.
“Randomly woke up at 4:30am and straight away saw that clip of the huge ovation for Christina Applegate. And now I’m going to have to cry myself back to sleep,” a fourth admitted.
Last year, Applegate acknowledged that her MS diagnosis means she will probably not be able to perform on camera again; she revealed her condition in 2021.
“With the disease of MS, it’s never a good day,” she told Vanity Fair. “Going down the stairs, carrying things—you can’t do that anymore. It f—ing sucks.”
She continued: “I’m probably not going to work on-camera again.”
“I can’t even imagine going to set right now. This is a progressive disease. I don’t know if I’m going to get worse. I can do voiceover stuff because I have to support my family and keep my brain working.”
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