Kristen Johnston has been secretly suffering with some major health issues, and the actress is now opening up about what she’s been dealing with.
The 46-year-old comedian revealed on FB that she’s been battling an auto-immune disorder for several months now, and she was forced to take a short break from her TV show, ‘The Exes.’
“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,” she wrote. “Lying down I’m fine, which is great for writing or killing time on social media (thank you all!!), but it’s kind of disastrous when you’re in a sitcom that requires tons of physical comedy. After 4 months & 17 Drs (no lie) I’ve FINALLY been diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder,” the ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ actress said. “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 didn’t mention it because I didn’t want people overreacting (on twitter & FB?? NOO!!). I know many of you have experienced similar issues or know people who have, but please try to refrain from diagnosing me. (I do it too!!) I gotta say, TV Land and everyone at ‘the exes’ have been just amazing, all of them…so patient, understanding, loving & supportive,” she said. “Thank you & I love you.”
Hopefully she makes a quick recovery!!