Nearly nine years after undergoing a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, mom-of-one Christina Applegate underwent another surgery.
During an appearance on Today, the Bad Moms star, 45, revealed that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
“Two weeks ago, I had my ovaries and [fallopian] tubes removed,” she shared. “My cousin passed away from ovarian cancer in 2008. I could prevent that. That’s how I’ve taken control of everything.”
She added: “It’s a relief. That’s one other thing off the table. Now, let’s hope I don’t get hit by a bus.”
The Married With Children star has the BRCA1 gene mutation, which predisposes her to developing cancer.
Admittedly, the Anchorman actress worries about her 6-year-old daughter Sadie.
“The chances that my daughter is BRCA positive are very high. I look at her and feed her the cleanest foods. I try to keep her stress levels down. I’m doing everything I can on my end knowing that in 20 years, she’ll have to start getting tested,” she shared. “Hopefully by then there will be advancements. It breaks my heart to think that’s a possibility.”
Regardless of her health scare, it sounds like she’s loving every moment of motherhood.
“I feel good. I keep my life really simple. I’m very fortunate right now to have that freedom to not work. I love being my daughter’s mother and being 24/7 here with her, doing what I need to do, making her meals, taking her to soccer,” she shared. “I work at her school six or seven hours a week. I’m all in. That is my job. I love my life right now. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to take a minute and it’s been wonderful.”