Actress Kristen Johnston is battling a serious health disorder.
The 46-year-old penned an open letter to fans on her Facebook page Friday, saying “I’ve been really, really sick since early September. 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.”
She revealed she spent two weeks in the famed Mayo Clinic this fall to get the correct diagnosis, and that after seeing 17 different doctors it was determined she has a rare auto-immune disorder. Johnston did not get into specifics about the exact nature of the diagnosis.
The former Third Rock From The Sun star told fans, “The best way you could help me is not to ask me how I am or tell me about the radish diet cure all or the like.”
“But the good news: I’m finally on the right treatment, feeling better & back at work!.” Kristen is currently starring on TV Land’s The Exes.