Selma Blair has opened up about his struggle with multiple sclerosis after the announcement of his diagnosis last October.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the “Legally Blonde” star said that she has been undergoing MRI for the last five years and has been facing strange diseases for almost five years before searching for autoimmune disease.
“I’m not too much in Hollywood,” she said. “But when I read the comments on the Instagram, those who were victims, whether it was M.S. or anything, I felt that there was a need for honesty about being disabled by a recognizable person.”
Blair told “Good Morning America” that, before his diagnosis, he started experiencing severe pain and fatigue since giving birth to his son in 2011. Fatigue was often heavy, she said, remembering several times when he drives a mile to leave his son to school only to take a nap before going home and take a nap.
“I was in an M.S. flare-up and didn’t know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,” Blair said. “And I was self-medicating when he wasn’t with me. I was drinking. I was in pain. I wasn’t always drinking, but there were times when I couldn’t take it.”
She once co-actor Michael J. Called Fox, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, because he had become so depressed that he felt that he too could have the same illness. However, after getting his diagnosis, things changed.
Blair proudly conducts his diagnosis. On last Sunday, after participating in the Vanity Fair Oscar ceremony, with a bedazzled can, she told Vanity Fair that he should always “stay fit and look cool” – and she promises to act in spite of her disability is.
Several friends and family members have also spoken in support of Blair, which includes co-starring “cruel intentions” and long time Sara Mitchell Gellar.
Gayler told Vanity Fair, “I think that’s a peace for him because I think she now knows that she can not do everything, and it’s OK for a few days.” “It was amazing to see her more organized, more content and almost in a strange way in her own control.”
Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, whom Blair portrayed on FX’s “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” has also been following Blair’s struggles closely.
“She really is sharing something so vulnerable, and so scary,” Jenner said. “She showed me what courage is, and how to be brave. I changed a bit of the way I live my life because of her.”
With respect to the future, Blair stays confident, starting a month to month intravenous-tranquilize treatment around a similar time that the Vanity Fair meeting occurred.
“I’m extremely idealistic; I think she’ll be an alternate individual in a year,” specialist Saud Sadiq said. “I have patients with M.S. who are specialists, on-screen characters, a business aircraft pilot, sports figures, effective legal advisors — they don’t need anybody to think about their disease since they feel it could hurt their vocation. Her choice to stand up additionally brings mindfulness and expands inquire about subsidizing for the sickness when individuals can see someone influenced in how she is.”