Actress Selma Blair reveals she has an incurable and disabling disease
Actress Selma Blair made an emotional and shocking revelation that caught her fans and followers on social media off-guard.
On Saturday afternoon, October 20, 2018, the 46-year-old mustered her courage and stepped forward to announce that she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.
The news was shared on her official Instagram page, prompting her 648,000 followers to send several heartfelt messages of love and support.
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In the post, which consisted of a mirror selfie, Blair revealed that the photo was taken in a wardrobe fitting room a couple of days ago for "Another Life," her new 10-episode sci-fi series on Netflix.
She started by thanking her costume designer, Alisa Swanson, for all the precious help provided backstage, which seems to have been invaluable.
"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 Multiple Sclerosis."
Selma Blair, Instagram, October 20, 2018
SHE HAS KNOWN FOR TWO MONTHS
According to the actress, who plays the role of a journalist named Harper Glass in the alien intelligence-hunting show, she received her diagnosis on August 16.
After falling in front of Dr. Jason Berkley, the brother of fellow actress Elizabeth Berkley, she was submitted to an MRI, which was when the physician found several lesions.
Blair claims that she has probably had the incurable disease for at least 15 years and that her symptoms were never taken seriously. Still, she confessed the relief in finally knowing what was going on with her body.
But Blair isn't the only celebrity suffering from Multiple Sclerosis; Michael McCary, a former member of the boy-band Boys II Men, is also forced to deal with the disease on a daily basis.
The revelation was made by McCary to Iyanla Vanzant on "Iyanla: Fix My Life," during which the singer said that it all started with back spasms that grew stronger and more painful as the years went by.