Selma Blair will not be participating in this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” show due to health concerns, the actress said Monday night.
Blair, who first shared she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018, has competed aggressively on the series for the past five weeks. However, her body “has been affected,” she said.
“I was tracked… I had an MRI and the results came back, and all in all, I couldn’t continue the competition,” Blair revealed to her dance partner Sasha Farber in a tape that aired in the evening. Monday.
“I tried my best. With a chronic illness, you have to take special considerations, and my body has been affected. It is too much for the safety of my bones. I could cause harm. out great hurt that I, of course, don’t want,” the actress continued.
Blair completed one final Waltz dance with Farber on “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”
“This is a dance for everyone who has tried and hoped they could do more, but also the strength to realize that it’s time to walk away. I’m grateful to be able to do it. do one last light dance,” Blair said.
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, who co-starred with Blair in the movie “Cruel Intentions,” shared a photo of herself and Blair on her Instagram account after the announcement, captioning it with a heartfelt message. express their gratitude and appreciation for their friendship.
“Selma, I was never proud of you (and I am often proud of you). You make the rest of us believe we can do anything. That we can never give up.” , wrote Gellar. “I’ll miss seeing how happiness radiates from Selma every week as she takes to the stage.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple sclerosis, known as MS, is an autoimmune disease affecting the brain and spinal cord that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. . Its exact cause is unknown.
Blair shared her experience with the disease in the documentary “Introducing, Selma Blair,” which premiered in select theaters over the weekend. The film shows the actress undergoing stem cell treatment, including chemotherapy, revealing the cost the treatment has inflicted on Blair’s body.
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