Christina Applegate Undergoing Treatment For Breast Cancer
Actress Christina Applegate is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Ame Van Iden, publicist for the 36-year-old actress, released the following statement late Saturday:
"Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. Benefiting from early detection through a doctor ordered MRI, the cancer is not life threatening. Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery."
Applegate just lost her boyfriend to suicide earlier this month.
Applegate can currently be seen in the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated ABC comedy "Samantha Who?" Applegate plays the title character, a young career woman who wakes up from an eight-day coma remembering nothing about her past.
The series debuted last October and marked the return to television of Applegate, who helped establish the upstart Fox network in 1987 as Kelly Bundy on "Married ... with Children." The bawdy comedy ran 11 seasons and has been airing in syndication ever since.
"I'm really grateful that acting is the job that was chosen for me," Applegate told reporters in April. "I get really lost when I'm not working. I don't know what I'm supposed to do with myself. Thank God for dance class and The New York Times crossword puzzle and `American Idol.' But acting is what I really have to do."
Applegate is among the celebrities scheduled to appear on the "Stand Up To Cancer" one-hour television special to be aired on ABC, CBS and NBC on Sept. 5 to raise funds for cancer research.
Applegate can also be seen later this month in the music comedy "The Rocker", starring Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate and Emma Stone.
The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Twenty years after his rock star life is destroyed, he hears that his nephew's high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he's always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives.
The actress is currently filming the comedy "Everything Is Going To Be Just Fine" due next year, the story of a man who believed he had everything he ever dreamed of, until his friend and colleague, actress Elizabeth Montgomery, passed away. With her death he becomes the proverbial fish out of water, especially in Hollywood, and finds himself on a reluctant journey of self-discovery.
Editor's Note: eMaxHealth wishes Christina Applegate and all breast cancer patients quick recovery and treatment.