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Struggling Starlet! Actress Teri Garr’s Frightening Multiple Sclerosis Ordeal -- Her Pain Revealed In 12 Photos

Terri Garr Multiple Sclerosis
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Apr. 23 2015, Published 7:16 a.m. ET

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Teri Garr, an Academy Award nominated actress that was once the considered to be the funniest lady in show business, is dealing with a not-so-funny battle with multiple sclerosis and will mostly be confined to a wheel-chair for the rest of her life. Click through these 12 terrifying photos exclusive to RadarOnline.com to see how the brave actress is coping with the awful illness.

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Terri Garr Multiple Sclerosis
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Terri Garr Multiple Sclerosis
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The 67-year-old actress, who was nominated for an Academy Award in the 1982 film Tootsie, began battling multiple sclerosis in the late 1990’s, but didn’t publicly confirm her diagnosis until 2002.

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Terri Garr Multiple Sclerosis
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Four years after confirming that she had MS, Garr suffered another health crisis when she was rushed to the hospital for a potentially fatal brain aneurism.

Terri Garr Multiple Sclerosis
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Garr abruptly retired from on screen work in 2007, years after winning over a new generation of fans with her work as Phoebe's mother on the hit sitcom Friends.

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In a rare outing on April 14th, an eyewitness tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that "Teri appeared to be a shell of her former self.

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"It's so sad to see what MS has done to her," says the source.

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"Teri can barely lift her legs," the insider tells Radar.

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"She can only walk a few feet with the help of a cane."

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Terri Garr Multiple Sclerosis
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"When you do see Teri, she has on easy-to-wear clothing and big sunglasses," says source.

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"Her nurse will take her out to stretch her legs for a few minutes each day, and sometimes Teri will be taken for lunch to get out of the house."

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Her last public outing was on Sept. 2014 when she managed to attend a 40th anniversary celebration of Young Frankenstein.

Terri Garr Multiple Sclerosis
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"It appears that Teri's now in a constant struggle, and her only companion is her caregiving nurse," revealed the insider. Another source added that Garr's spirits are kept up by her 21-year-old adopted daughter, Molly, who visits her mother often.

Terri Garr Multiple Sclerosis
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The source tells Radar, "She was once one of America's top funny ladies, but now the laughter is literally gone from her life!"

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