Selma Blair Bravely Shares Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
The Legally Blonde actress reveals that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Selma Blair posted a very heartfelt message on Instagram under a selfie and revealed that she has multiple sclerosis (MS).
According to the National MS Society website, MS is an autoimmune disease when the body’s immune system attacks its own. MS is considered to be ‘unpredictable, and often a disabling disease that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.’
There is no cure for MS, and the cause is unknown, however, it can be initiated by environmental factors.
The 46-year-old revealed that she was diagnosed in August after Elizabeth Berkley forced her to go see her brother, Dr. Jason Berkley, who found lesions in her MRI.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) October 21, 2018
The actress shared the news under a selfie of her upcoming role in Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi drama, After Life.
“I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy,” she wrote.
Selma expressed that she had the MS symptoms for years but never took it seriously because she assumed it was caused by a pinched nerve.
The Cruel Intentions actress closed the post by giving hope to those living with Multiple Sclerosis.
‘I am in the thick of it, but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. I want my life to be full somehow.’
View this post on Instagram
I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. 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 . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff @noah.d.newman . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member… thank you. I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me , dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges. And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri. I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share. 🖤 my instagram family… you know who you are.
It is very brave that Selma was able to share her diagnosis. We hope it inspires others to have faith.
Hi @SelmaBlair I’m a #multiplesclerosis sister too like @JaniceDean and I’ve been diagnosed for 18 years. Thank you for sharing your diagnosis because we all are here to suppprt each other. There is life to be lived and let us know how we can help you in your journey. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5BTNywxHNj
— Krys (@krysflorida) October 21, 2018