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How Selma Blair supports Christina Applegate amid MS battle

Selma Blair has Christina Applegate’s back amid the “Dead to Me” star’s multiple sclerosis battle — & the support is mutual.

“Christina still supports me. She’s just a strong one,” Blair, who was diagnosed with the same chronic disease in 2018, explained to “Entertainment Tonight” in an interview published Tuesday. “She really is. She’s such a nurturer.

“If you need something, she’s at your house,” the “Cruel Intentions” star, 50, continued. “There have been things that I had been unglued, & she’s like, ‘I’m outside. Respond the door.’ She’s just Incredible & strong & fun.”

When it comes to helping Applegate, also 50, Blair has offered her expertise on canes since the “Married … With Children” alum’s 2021 diagnosis.

Christina Applegate during her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
Applegate revealed her battle with MS in 2021.
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“I’m like, really into all of that, like all the things that help me get around, but she’s getting it locked down,” she told the outlet. “She has a lot on her plate. It’s a lot, but she’s as brilliant & Dazzling as ever.”

Blair praised her “close” friend & “The Sweetest Thing” co-star “for nailing just being who she is with this MS.”

Christina Applegate during her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
The “Dead to Me” star made her first public appearance since her diagnosis last week.
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The “Legally Blonde” star noted that she attended Applegate’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony last week.

“She was funny, & … her performance was Incredible,” Blair added of the Emmy winner’s speech. “I just want to witness the greats in my friends’ lives.”

Applegate sent a powerful message at the Nov. 14 ceremony, rocking a manicure that told MS to f–k off at her first public appearance since being diagnosed.

“It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition,” she wrote on Instagram last year. “It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a–hole blocks it.”

Applegate has battled other health issues over the years, including beating breast cancer by undergoing a double mastectomy in 2008. She also had her ovaries & fallopian tubes removed in 2017 to avoid ovarian cancer.

Selma Blair on "Dancing With the Stars."
Blair, who has been battling MS since 2018, left “Dancing With the Stars” in October over concerns for her health.

While the “Jesse” alum tweeted in January that her & Blair both battling MS is “sad,” the “Hellboy” star went into remission in August 2021 after a stem cell transplant & chemotherapy.

Blair even competed on season 31 of “Dancing With the Stars” — although she exited the ABC show early over growing health concerns.

“I had MRIs & the results came back, & it all adds up to, I can’t go on with the competition. I’ve pushed as far as I could,” she told Page Six in October.

“With a chronic illness, you do have special considerations, & my body has taken a hit. It’s way too much for the safety of my bones. I could do extensive damage that I, of course, do not want.”


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