Selma Blair Gets Candid About MS Battle in Emotional Instagram Post

February 12, 2020

Selma Blair gave an update on her health struggles during her ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis.

The actress shared a close-up photo of herself in the fetal position and disclosed “feeling alone and vulnerable and scared” as she described what she has been going through recently.

"This is the thing. I feel sick. This is what happens. There is no bright light of glamour," the 47-year-old began.

"It is long nights. Almost all nights. My muscles in my face and neck are in spasm. Or so tight I can’t even find a way to stretch. And I have been trying for three hours. On the ground stretching. I have had the stomach flu."

In addition to MS and the stomach flu, Blair also revealed she recently suffered an ankle sprain.

“I stepped wrong last week. In the street,” she added. “I don’t remember it happening. Or the pain. I was told. And my ankle is sprained and it makes me feel even more fragile. A simple ankle sprain.”

Yet despite her health issues, the “Legally Blonde” star expressed gratitude in the midst of venting about her pain.

“I am lucky on a million counts. I know. And I am still feeling alone and vulnerable and scared about the future as a single mom,” she continued. “I’m not dying any more than anyone. I am just hurting. It feels like I am just breaking down. So there’s a truth to give to anyone else feeling this way. It’s just miserable. And scary. To feel unwell.”

Blair immediately received support from many of her celebrity friends with encouraging words in the comments.

“I love you sel, thinking of you all the time,” wrote Bella Hadid.

“Love to you Selma,” added Michelle Pfeiffer.

“You are such a brave woman and you inspire us all with your grit & grace,” penned Christy Turlington.

The emotional update comes almost exactly one year after Blair made a triumphant entrance to the Vanity Fair Oscar party in a glamorous gown and holding a cane.

The “Cruel Intentions” star first revealed her diagnosis in October 2018.

Since then, she has been open about her recovery and shared details after undergoing a stem cell transplant and chemotherapy.

Blair has credited her eight-year-old son Arthur for being the driving force in her life.

“This is it. The only life we get,” she told People last year. “My disease isn’t a tragedy, but I tell myself, ‘You’re going to live in a way that would be an example for yourself and your son.’”

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