It’s not often that we receive good news involving a celeb’s health once the initial illness has been announced. But such is the case for a happy Selma Blair!
The actress has suffered from multiple sclerosis since she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease back in 2018.
The 49 year old has said she fights with terrible and debilitating pain as a result of MS that led her to even shaving her head, because caring for even short hair was proving difficult for her.
On Monday Blair met with a panel to discuss her upcoming Discovery + docu called “Introducing Selma Blair” in which she documents her struggle. But she also took that time to announce her amazing news.
“My prognosis is great. I’m in remission. Stem cell put me in remission,” she said. “It took about a year after stem cell for the inflammation and lesions to really go down.”
She added that she wanted to wait to share her story with the world. “I was reluctant to talk about it because I felt this need to be more healed and more fixed,” she revealed. “I’ve accrued a lifetime of some baggage in the brain that still needs a little sorting out or accepting. That took me a minute to get to that acceptance. It doesn’t look like this for everyone.
“I have really felt unwell and misunderstood for so long that it’s just me,” she continued. “People took great care of me. I never really like life. I do now — strange, huh?” she said. “Just because life’s so weird. I was so scared in life. To suddenly start to find an identity and a safety in me, to figure out boundaries, time management and energy. I’m having the time of my life.”
Selma recently learned that her close friend Christina Applegate is also struggling with the illness and I imagine this is really encouraging news for her as well.