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Christina Applegate failed to keep cancer battle private

The Anchorman actress had hoped to undergo her surgery in private and a guard had been placed outside her hospital room to make sure only authorised people were allowed in – but that didn’t stop the media getting hold of the story.

And it only took a quick walk outside of her hospital suite.

She recalls, “I was walking with my little IV drip thing, in my little robe. My friend said he saw someone take a picture of me. The next day I got a call from my publicist, who said, ‘It’s out’.”

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Applegate tells More magazine she was still under anaesthetic when she sat down to draft a statement to the media.

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