Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who most of us remember for playing Meadow Soprano on The Soprano’s, opened up this week and revealed that she’s been battling Multiple Sclerosis for the last fifteen years. The actress was diagnosed when she was 20, but has kept her illness a secret, until now.
“I can’t walk for a long period of time without resting. I cannot run. No superhero roles for me,” she says, laughing. “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.”
“Things are manageable now,” she adds. “It takes a fighting attitude to deal with all this. This disease can absolutely take over your life if you let it.”
The Sopranos actress decided to reveal that she’s been battling the disease for the past fifteen years, crediting her 2 year old son and new husband with giving her the courage to be open and honest.