Christina Applegate shares details of struggles with MS, Covid and Sapovirus

The 'Dead to Me' star opened up about a harrowing series of illnesses in a frank discussion on her podcast.

Pop Culture & Art April 24, 2024

Christina Applegate hasn't been able to catch a break lately. The Dead to Me actress is bravely battling a series of health issues on top of her previously diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS). In a recent episode of her podcast,  MeSsy, co-hosted with Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Applegate revealed a string of recent illnesses in graphic detail.

After contracting the novel coronavirus, Applegate endured long COVID effects including a racing heart rate and chest infection. 
But worse was to follow. She then came down with sapovirus, a stomach bug so severe she described it as "pissing out of [her] ass for a few days." Applegate believes she may have contracted sapovirus from a longtime favourite restaurant.

The debilitating symptoms made normal life difficult, including a heartbreaking inability to visit her brother's new baby.  
Applegate shared another nightmarish experience stemming from her illnesses which led to a frank conversation about adult diapers with Sigler, who also suffers from MS. 
The pair criticised the design of adult diapers, calling for features like velcro sides and less "cheerful" designs.


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