Selma Blair Announces She’s In Remission From Multiple Sclerosis
Selma Blair is in remission after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018. She had undergone chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant to combat the autoimmune disease.
Blair spoke to the media about her condition while promoting Introducing Selma Blair as a part of the Discovery+ Television Critics Association panel on Aug. 16. This is a documentary made in collaboration with Discovery that will look to document her treatment for multiple sclerosis.
“My prognosis is great. I’m in remission,” said Blair. “Stem cell put me in remission. It took about a year after stem cell for the inflammation and lesions to really go down.”
Her wellbeing had improved since a month or so ago, but she had held off on speaking publicly about the matter. “I was reluctant to talk about it because I felt this need to be more healed and more fixed. 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,” he said. “It’s not that M.S. was on a path killing me. I mean it was killing me with this flare lasting so long.”
Blair credits her son Arthur for being a beacon of hope and support during this difficult time. “I was so burnt out. If there was an option to halt me, to rebalance after being hit so hard with that last flare, it’s absolutely for my son,” she explained.
Introducing Selma Blair is directed by Rachel Fleit and will begin streaming on Discovery+ starting October 2021.