Christina Applegate ‘can’t stand’ and ‘hasn’t showered in three weeks’ after harrowing MS relapse


Christina Applegate has revealed that her MS has relapsed “badly” and it’s stopped her from being able to shower for almost a month.

During Tuesday’s episode of her “MeSsy” podcast, the 52-year-old actress revealed that she was suffering a “pretty bad” relapse amid her battle with the chronic disease, which affects the brain and central nervous system.

“I’m gonna be honest with you, I need to buy stock in Cottonelle because I haven’t taken a shower in three weeks,” Applegate told co-host Jamie Lynn-Sigler, who also suffers from MS.

She continued, “Because I can’t stand in my shower. There’s no f****** way I can use my shower.”

“I have such a small bench and my aass is so huge these days that I can’t sit on it, it’s like I slip right off of it,” she added. “So, I’ve been Cottonelle-ing my body.”

The ‘Dead to Me’ star admitted that she didn’t know if the wet wipes “were doing the job so much.”

“I smell so bad. And it’s, like, awful. Thank God I’m always alone so that no one smells me except for Sades,” she said, referring to her daughter Sadie, 12, whom she shares with her husband Martyn Le Noble.

At the beginning of the episode, Applegate detailed the severity of her symptoms and how they were impacting different areas of her body.

She explained that she was experiencing “intense pain” in her legs that made her unable to walk to the bathroom due to her fear of falling.

Applegate went on to say that she was suffering from “insane tingling” radiating from her backside down her body. She told Sigler that she couldn’t sleep due to movement problems in one of her eyes.

“I haven’t slept for 24 hours because my eye is doing something weird, where every time I close my eye to go to sleep, my right eye starts to shift like this,” she said.

After researching online, Applegate said that she learned her eye problems could be a symptom of MS resulting from possible damage to the optic nerve in her right eye.

“I couldn’t sleep because every time I would close my eyes, my eye would start doing, like, crazy s**t,” she explained. “So I have been up for over 24 hours.”

“I’m going to have to go in and see someone because it’s a little scary and it’s freaking me out that, like, my eye is, like gonna burst out of my face or something,” she continued. “So I’m a little concerned about that. My legs have never been this bad, so I don’t know what’s going on. Like no energy. Legs are just — just done. Can’t get circulation. I can’t get them to stop hurting.”