Christina Applegate Brought Her 'FU MS' Cane To The SAG Awards Red Carpet

Dani Sanders
Christina Applegate
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Christina Applegate was determined to make her powerful statement heard as she made her way down the SAG Awards 2023 red carpet.

Who Is Christina Applegate?

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate is a 51-year-old American actress who has starred in several hit TV series, one of her most famous ones being Married With Children.

Why She Turned Heads?

Why she turned heads?
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Applegate turned heads with her outfit. She rocked a black gown from Christian Siriano, looking elegant as ever, at the 2023 SAG awards. However, what caught the audience's eye was her "FU MS" cane that she carried along.

The SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place for the 29th time and featured some of the most renowned actors and actresses in the industry, such as Zendaya, Austin Butler, and Rooney Mara.

Dead To Me

Applegate was nominated at the SAG Awards for outstanding performance in the female actresses category, in the hit show Dead To Me.

Two Applegates Are Better Than One

Applegate and daughter
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Applegate brought her daughter, Sadie Grace LeNoble, who posed alongside her at the award show.

What Sadie Wore?

Sadie matched her mom’s all-back outfit, rocking a black tuxedo with black platform shoes from Doc Martins, and a black cap.



Applegate brightened her all-black outfit with red lips and glittery pink eye shadow.

The Final Look

She accessorized her final look with her bedazzled "FU MS" cane and didn't even need to add any jewelry to her look. She looked absolutely stunning.

The MS Cane

The MS cane, as it is now known, was carried around by Applegate at the award show. Applegate normally carries around canes and other walking sticks to help her mobility, but this cane was special for a few reasons.

The History Behind The Cane

I was ill

Applegate was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2021. She was very open about what MS meant to her and how it was affecting her.

MS And Applegate’s Career

it's my last
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She even talked about what impact the diagnosis would have on her career, stating that the 2023 SAG Awards may be her last awards show for a while.

Being Candid

Applegate stated that she could not even imagine working 12-14 hour work days at the moment, due to her condition.

Walking Barefoot

Walking Barefoot
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Applegate took her shoes off for her Walk of Fame, stating it was easier for her at the moment to walk without her shoes.

A Statement Piece

Applegate carried around her MS cane as a statement piece. The cane sported a special message. It was bedazzled top to bottom and covered in stickers saying "FU MS," showing the actress is ready to fight the symptoms and will not be overcome by them.

What Does The Cane Symbolize?

It shows her bravery, and what she has to go through. It is a statement piece, as she didn't accessorize her outfit at all, but rather let the cane do all the talking.

A Message Of Love

Message of love
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Along with the "FU MS" message on Applegate’s cane, it also had a sticker of her daughter Sadie’s name with a heart, showing the things that are important to her.

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong condition that affects the spinal cord and brain. It causes various symptoms, such as blurred vision, difficulty in arm and leg movement, and problems with balancing.

Attention To Detail

Attention to detail
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Applegate matched her outfit with her manicured nails, which were black, with an "FU MS" printed on them.

Last Appearance?

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We hate to believe it, but this may be Applegate’s last awards show appearance for a while. She admitted that her health would not let her work long hours at least for now, but we have our fingers crossed for the future.