David Faustino says Christina Applegate is trying to build her strength while being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).
This Married with Children The 49-year-old alumni chatted with PEOPLE at the 30th annual Race to Erase MS premiere on Saturday, where she explained why her former co-star was not attending the event.
“He’s not ready to be here tonight,” said Faustino. “I’m here to offer him as much support and love as I can.”
“I think he just wants to get a little stronger,” he added. “I think he’ll be here next year. He was on the fence but he just said, ‘I’m not in the mood right now.'”
MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling and thinking. Symptoms include lethargy, tremors, or lack of coordination.
It differs in each case, some people spend life with only minor problems, while others are seriously crippled.
Applegate, 51, was diagnosed with neurological disease while filming the third and final season of the Netflix series in August 2021. dead to me.
When asked how he learned of Applegate’s diagnosis, Faustion told PEOPLE, “It’s gotten to us all.” Married with ChildrenIt lasted from 1987 to 1997.
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Discussing the impact of MS on her daily life in an interview Show Fair “I probably won’t be working in front of the camera again,” said Applegate, published in May.
While the actress has suggested that an episode is over in her decades-long acting career, Faustino told PEOPLE she could “make an animated version” of a drama. Married with Children restart.
when asked whether Bad Moms The star is interested in acting in the planned drama, Faustino said, “Oh, yes. All the cast [has talked about it]He added that they “love to text each other.”
“We are all signed in already. It’s just a matter of the studio making the deal,” the star told PEOPLE.