Selma Blair discusses multiple sclerosis on ‘Good Morning America’

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair

This week, Selma Blair walked her first red carpet and gave her first televised interview since revealing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis last October. I woke with so much love for Sarah Michelle Gellar. I mean, we never know what kills us, Arthur.

Selma admits that because of this, she "cried with some relief" after being diagnosed because there was an explanation for the way she was feeling.

'[At first], I was not taken seriously by doctors.

"Dressing is a sh*t show", she candidly expressed, adding that it has been hard for her to find stylish clothing for disabled people.

This is my dear friend @selmablair Last night she stood on the world stage for the first time, since being diagnosed with MS. "She tucked me in and brought me dinner and loved me up".

Actress Selma Blair appeared at the Vanity Fair Oscar party Sunday evening wearing a diaphanous Ralph & Russo gown and carrying a custom-made cane covered in black patent leather.

Michael J. Fox reached out to Selma Blair in light of MS diagnosis.

She continued, "I was really struggling with, 'How am I gonna get by in life?'" she said. "And later this week, she is taking an even bigger step, and speaking publicly on @goodmorningamerica", Gellar wrote on Instagram. I know the support and encouragement that she has received on this platform has truly been a source of strength for her.

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"I would like to partner with someone like Christian Siriano on a line for everyone - not just people who necessarily need adaptive clothing, but for those who want comfort, too", she expressed.

From there, she explains her personal journey to diagnosis.

"You want to still be part of the living, not a shuffling person people get out of the way for because they're queasy", she told the magazine, adding, "A cane, I think, can be a great fashion accessory".

Sarah - joined by a platinum-blonde gal pal - had just posted about how proud she was of Selma (whom she calls James) for facing the chronic disease "head on" with 'dignity and grace'.

The ABC News interview Sarah referred to in her sweet post aired Tuesday morning - and it took the world by storm. Her voice quivered and jolted, but she smiled anyway.

"I bought an acrylic cane that was very Miami 1980-kind of fabulous and terrible", Blair told Vanity Fair's Julie Miller in a profile published Monday. "If I'm not and I can still have a conversation, that's good enough". "To be here; to say this is what my particular case looks like right now". Her current 8-month-long M.S. flare-up has caused her to develop additional symptoms including spasmodic dysphonia which has limited her speech.

MS, for those of you who aren't aware, stands for multiple sclerosis, which is a disease that mainly affects the brain and central nervous system.

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