Kristen Johnston revealed via her Facebook page that she’s been battling a serious health problem for several months – leading to two weeks at the Mayo Clinic and two missed episodes of her TV Land sitcom The Exes.
Kristen Johnston, 46, wrote: “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 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 TV star explained.
“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!!),” she told her fans.
“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,” Kristen Johnston continued.
“Thank you & I love you.”Kristen Johnston, lupus, The Exes