Applegate, Mac have medical scares

By Tim Surette

Aug 04, 2008

A pair of television and film actors had health concerns revealed this weekend, but both are expected to fully recover.

Christina Applegate's publicist announced that the Samantha Who? actress is being treated for breast cancer. The cancer was discovered at an early stage during a standard MRI, and was first reported by Extra.

"Christina is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery," Applegate's publicist said.

Comedian Bernie Mac had a greater scare this weekend, when he was taken to a Chicago hospital for complications from pneumonia, says The Chicago Sun-Times. Mac was apparently in "very, very critical" condition on Saturday, according to a family friend, with some outlets presumptuously reporting that the actor had died.

But Mac is allegedly responding well to treatment, and may be released soon.

"It is a very horrible rumor," Mac's publicist Danica Smith told the Sun-Times in response to the erroneous reports. "It is absolutely untrue. Nothing has changed from yesterday."

In addition to starring in The Bernie Mac Show, Transformers, and the Ocean's Eleven movies, Mac is scheduled to headline the new Fox comedy Starting Under, about a divorced dad who moves in with his son.

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  • ily_sms Aug 10, 2008

    how tragec my prayers r with his show and his family

  • killer1025 Aug 10, 2008

    5 days after this, he dies. that is a sham

  • George91182 Aug 09, 2008

    I just heard the news that Bernie Mac passed away...My heart and prayers go out to his family.

  • topoopon Aug 07, 2008

    Didn't Mac have a health scare a few years ago while working on his FOX show? I'm pretty sure it caused an unplanned hiatus.



    Edit 8-9-08: Seems he was sicker than we were told. He hasn't been too healthy in these later years. I hope he has now found peace.

  • kellers43 Aug 06, 2008

    I can't believe someone would say such a thing about someones death when they obviously didn't know. I hope they both get well soon.

  • tanksleyk Aug 06, 2008

    My prayers are with both

  • mammalazz Aug 05, 2008

    good luck to both

  • dlo68 Aug 05, 2008

    Get well soon! We're all here to support you!

  • ali_tv_fan Aug 05, 2008

    Hang in there Christina - all the best for a speedy recovery

  • tennisrobe26 Aug 05, 2008

    good luck christina!

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