The actress opened up on the social media platform that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on Aug. 16, joining the estimated 2.3 million people living with the disease which attacks the central nervous system.
Selma Blair has revealed that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The 46-year-old actress shared the news Saturday afternoon (Oct. 20) with her 648,000 followers on Instagram, posting that she was in a wardrobe fitting two days ago for her new 10-episode Netflix sci-fi series, Another Life, and the experience led her to the "deepest gratitude" for costume designer Allisa Swanson. "She carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself," she writes. "I have Multiple Sclerosis."
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the disease, which affects more women than men and is typically diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, is described as "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." With her diagnosis, Blair joins the estimated 2.3 million people living with the disease worldwide.