It was a process of resolving her diagnosis. In the years since, Selma BlairAfter learning that she had multiple sclerosis, the actress was open about how she has navigated her new life.
The Michigan native rose in fame by starring in hit films, including Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde After. In October 2018, she revealed that she had been diagnosed as having MS.
“I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share,” Blair wrote in an October 2018 Instagram post at the time. “The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show, but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis.”
She continued at the time: “I am in an exacerbation. I have a job because of the grace of the Lord, will power, understanding Netflix producers, and my will to succeed. A wonderful job. I am disabled. Sometimes I fall. I sometimes drop things. My memory is hazy. My left side is asking for directions using a broken GPS. But we’re doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.”
Through the years, Blair — who shares son Arthur with ex Jason Bleick — has been candid about her health challenges, even starring in a documentary about her diagnosis, Introducing, Selma Blair.
“We have a long time to be dead and I spent so long trying to kill myself, or numb myself, or check out — or figure out how to be alive by being half dead,” the American Crime Story The documentary premiered in March 2021. “And now I just want to help other people feel better.”
Blair began her MS journey and decided to sign-up for the program. Dancing With the Stars Season 31.
“Once I actually stood with Sasha [Farber, my DWTS partner] and really realized, like, ‘Oh, he can help me in general,’” she told Us Weekly In September 2022, ahead of the Disney+ debut. “[I’m]We are so excited to support camaraderie [from] people. I did not realize how much I missed that and … there were terror and nerves [because] I don’t have experience dancing, like, with steps, I can pose like a dancer for maybe two seconds.”
She added: “Once I decided [to join the show]and convinced my team that this was possible [and] that it wasn’t gonna be too dangerous for me that I could do this [because] we do these things we wanna find joy in and then I’m all in.”
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