Christina Applegate Failed To Keep Cancer Battle Private

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October 24, 2012 | 2:16pm EST

Christina Applegate was still “groggy” following her double mastectomy in 2008 when she had to write a statement confirming she was battling breast cancer after news of the health crisis leaked.
The Anchorman actress had hoped to undergo her surgery in private and a guard had been placed outside her hospital room to make sure only authorized people were allowed in – but that didn’t stop the media getting hold of the story.
And it only took a quick walk outside of her hospital suite.
She recalls, “I was walking with my little IV drip thing, in my little robe. My friend said he saw someone take a picture of me. The next day I got a call from my publicist, who said, ‘It’s out’.”
Applegate tells More magazine she was still under anesthetic when she sat down to draft a statement to the media.

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