Selma Blair hangs out with Michael J Fox, says he's been guiding her on her MS journey
Selma Blair is taking refuge in some of her famous friends in the wake of her MS battle. The actress, on Wednesday, met up with Michael J. Fox, and the Hollywood buddies looked quite happy in each other's presence from the photograph that the actress shared on social media.
“I like this man. I am not alone in feeling this way,” Blair, 46, wrote of Fox, 57, noting how the two were both wearing T-shirts of “underdog” pop cultural characters. He was sporting the 1970's punk band Misfits on his t-shirt while she the 1970's film 'Bad News Bears'. “We are all a time capsule in this photo… my heart!”
Blair has previously revealed that she had reached out to Fox, who has been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1991, shortly after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, adding that she was seeking his advice on how to cope with a life-altering health condition, as per People.
“Your presence. You. The best,” she wrote to the 'Back to the Future' star in her Instagram post. “Thank you.” The actress also thanked another famous friend: 'Dirty Dancing' alum Jennifer Grey, who took their picture. “I just blew your minds, right?” Blair said.
It was reported that Blair revealed on Instagram that in the month of August last year, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a lifelong condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. 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.
"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. "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."
Ever since her diagnosis, Blair has been extremely open about her MS battle with her social media followers, opening up about the challenging moments she has faced — which, during flare-ups, have included deteriorating motor skills. She first spoke of the help she's been getting from Fox in a sit-down with 'Good Morning America' on February 25.
“I said, ‘I don’t know who to tell, I’m dropping things, I’m doing strange things.’ … He got in touch with me and we had a conversation,” she recalled. “Really he gives me hope,” Blair said on GMA, joking, “Plus I was like, ‘I have Michael J. Fox’s email now, I’m pretty cool.’ ”