Selma Blair took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal that she has been diagnosed with MS. In the emotional post the 46 year actress talks about the struggles she has been facing, as well as took the time to thank for friends and family for all their help.
“I have #multiplesclerosis,” Blair said after describing the ordeal she had gone through getting ready for a shoot. “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.”
Blair revealed that she was diagnosed with the disease on August 16, before going on to thank her friends Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze and Jaime King for their support, as well as the cast and crew of her current Netflix project, Another Life. She also thanked her friend Elizabeth Berkley, who she says “forced” her to go see a doctor. “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.”
Blair does want everyone to know though that is alright, and wants to give hope to others dealing with the disease. “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.”
Photo: Selma Blair Instagram