“Sopranos” actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler has revealed she has multiple sclerosis (MS), having been diagnosed 15 years ago.
“I can’t walk for a long period of time without resting. I cannot run. No superhero roles for me,” the actress told People. “Stairs? I can do them but they’re not the easiest. When I walk, I have to think about every single step, which is annoying and frustrating.”
MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system, but symptoms can differ for each patient.
Sigler revealed that she hid her disease for years, and was symptom-free for a while, even after her diagnosis.
“I’m at a point in my life with my son, with my new marriage, it’s a new me. I don’t want to hold a secret where it feels like I have something to be ashamed of or have something to hide,” she said. “It’s part of me, but it’s not who I am.”
Sigler recently married baseball player Cutter Dykstra. She is best known for her role as Meadow Soprano on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” and also for playing herself on “Entourage.”