This is the kind of surprise news we DON'T want to hear!
Kristen Johnston, Third Rock From the Sun alien/actress and amazing person, just posted to Facebook that she's gotten an awful diagnosis surrounding the health problems we had no idea she had been having. We're talking feeling so ill that she was "almost completely unable to move."
Here's what she said now that she knows it's a rare autoimmune disorder:
"I've been really, really sick since early Sept. Full body muscle weakness to the extent that just walking difficult, stairs impossible and I even need a neck brace to hold my head up. Lying down I'm fine, which is great for writing or killing time on social media (thank you all!!), but it's kind of disasterous when you're in a sitcom that requires tons of physical comedy."
She even had to miss two episodes of filming for The Exes!
"This lucky lady spent 2 fun-filled weeks in November partying at The Mayo Clinic. Come on…Who's jealous?
"This is how, after 4 months & 17 Drs (no lie) I've FINALLY been diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder. Meaning my immune system has decided to go rogue & attack my muscles. The good news: I'm finally on the right treatment, feeling better & back at work! I gotta say, TV Land and everyone at 'the exes' have been just amazing, all of them…so patient, understanding, loving & supportive. It's true that when you're sick, you find out who your real friends are, and these people, along with so many others, like…..Oh Crap. This is starting to sound like a dreadful acceptance speech, so I'll just say you know who you are. Thank you & I love you."
Well, we hope they can keep it in check! We'd wish she'd let us know specifically which disorder it is, but we also understand that she wants to keep her privacy!
Just feel better, Kristen!
[Image via WENN.]
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