Selma Blair revealed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in October last year. Now, the actress is using her platform to raise awareness.
Ever since revealing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in October 2018, Selma Blair has been a very candid about her life with the condition. The actress made her first public appearance since being diagnosed in February while walking the Vanity Fair Oscars after party. Walking the red carpet, Blair looked incredible and used a cane, which prompted a global discussion around the importance of raising awareness of the condition.
Since then, Blair has continued to use her platform to talk openly about day-to-day life with MS in way that is both positive and inspirational.
Most recently, Blair posted a series of light-hearted videos on Instagram Stories, in which she opened up about how MS has affected the way she applies make-up. Speaking to the camera, she said, “My fine motor skills aren’t like, fine at this moment so I just want to say I’m gonna probably give a makeup tutorial never.
“But if I do, then you know I’m just really trying to have fun. ‘Cause I notice I put my makeup on in the morning and all day, people are rubbing my face – friends - and I say ‘whatcha doin’? And they’re like, ‘Just a little make-up.’ And then my manager just said maybe I better not do this.”
When the last video in her make-up series didn’t upload to Instagram Stories, Blair decided to post it to her main grid on the social media platform. In the video, she holds up a large, round makeup brush and says, “People. Brush. Big. Bronzer,” she then swirls the brushes around her face while laughing, before saying, “There. Done”.
The post was quickly inundated with comments from fans and other celebrities, all praising Blair for her humour. Among the comments was a message from Kris Jenner, who Blair portrayed in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story - in the message, Jenner called her a ‘rockstar’.
Here’s hoping Blair continues to inspire people across the globe by talking about her MS diagnosis openly - and for more people to come forward and shine a spotlight on their daily experiences with a health condition.