American actor Selma Blair on Sunday, revealed that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).
MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
Taking to her Instagram, the 46-year-old posted a selfie and detailed why she came forward with the “profound” story.
“I have #multiplesclerosis. I am in an exacerbation,” she wrote. “By the grace of the lord, and willpower 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 broken gaps. 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 also thanked celebrity friends Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze and Jaime King for their support.
The ‘Cruel Intentions’ star praised her costume designer Allisa Swanson, who is working on her upcoming show ‘Another Life’. She explained that Swanson designs her wardrobe on the show but also “carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself.