Selma Blair reveals she has multiple sclerosis, thanks friends and coworkers for standing by her
'Cruel Intentions' star Selma Blair thanked her colleagues for being there for her during her time on the set of Netflix's 'Another Life'
Actress Selma Blair recently revealed that in the month of August she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a lifelong condition that affects the brain and spinal cord.
She took to Instagram and shared how grateful she is to the people who were there for her and helped her with the struggles she faces in life, including during her time on the set of Netflix's 'Another Life'.
"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 46-year-old actress wrote in her Instagram post. She even added that she had been experiencing symptoms for many years, which leads her to believe that she might have suffered from this disease for more than a decade.
The 'Cruel Intentions' star began her post by thanking her costume designer from 'Another Life' for helping her get into her clothes. "The brilliant costumer #Alisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show [Another Life], 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 then goes on to thank the producers of the 10-part Netflix series that she is currently filming for their compassion and even spoke about how her condition is affecting her daily activities. "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," she added. "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," she wrote.
She then thanked her close friends who supported her from day one after her diagnosis. "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," Blair wrote on Saturday. "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."
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, around 2.3 million people worldwide are affected by MS, which is a condition where the body's immune system attacks the brain and spinal chord.
"I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself," the actress added in her post. "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."