Los Angeles | Actress-singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler is happy she opened up about her multiple sclerosis battle, insisting she has found it therapeutic to talk about the illness.
The “Sopranos” star, 35, went public with her struggle with multiple sclerosis in January, revealing she had been secretly battling the autoimmune disease since she was 20.
Sigler was so used to hiding her health battle she is still adjusting to it being out in the open. However, she reveals she feels liberated ever since going public with her diagnosis, reported E! online.
“You know, it’s still a little bit of learning curve for me, because I am so used to having to hide it. I’m so used to not asking for help if I need it or anything like that.
“I sometimes have to remind myself, ‘Oh, you don’t need to be self-conscious any more, everyone knows and it’s OK to ask for someone’s arm if you need something’,” she said.
“I’m embracing it and I’m learning to ask for help, which is an important lesson, I think, for everyone.”