Selma Blair Stuns in Swimsuit During "Week of Health"
Selma Blair is celebrating her health! The actress and multiple sclerosis advocate enjoyed a recent getaway to Golden Door health spa in California, looking absolutely gorgeous and glowing in a black swimsuit. "A week of health and healing in a golden place," she captioned the series of stunning snaps. "I wanna go there!! And btw You look absolutely vibrant and gorgeous," remarked Juliette Lewis. "Gorgeous," added Kendra Wilkinson. What are some of the 49-year-old's most inspirational musings? Read on to learn about Selma Blair's journey—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!
She Revealed Her Diagnosis in 2018
In October 2018 Selma first revealed in an Instagram post that she was battling MS. "I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation," she wrote. "I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things." "Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system)," says the Mayo Clinic. "In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves." Now in 2021, she says she's in a good place:
She Rocked Her Cane with Pride
Selma made a major statement when she hit the red carpet of the Vanity Fair Oscar Party with a custom cane. The actress was successful in normalizing a cane not only as a health necessity, but an accessory, showing it off whenever she got a chance.
She Filmed a Documentary About Her Journey
Selma has been completely transparent about her health, documenting all of the ups and downs and sharing her symptoms with fans. In October, a documentary about her journey, Introducing Selma Blair, is coming to discovery+. "It can be very isolating when you get some diagnosis, for some people. For me, it wasn't. It brought me out more. Because before I just thought I was batshit [crazy]. Which could still be the case, but batshit openly with MS and being symptomatic at times," she told Deadline. "My humor's a bit sticky… Like Carrie Fisher said, 'If it wasn't funny then it would just be true…' I do like humor and sometimes very inappropriate [humor] and I ask everyone's forgiveness as I go on this journey in life. Oh, I'm sure I'll be cancelled many times."
She Became Comfortable in Her Body
Selma learned how to be comfortable in her body. "I am aware my challenges affect other hopeful or isolated people—and a few of them may be joyful snobs like me," Blair told Town & Country. "I'm very comfortable in my body, mostly because I am now making a deeper positive connection with it. I am fascinated by this body and this life. I am humbled and pleased to be any inspiration for people."
She Is In Remission
In August 2021 at the Discovery+ TCA panel, in which she discussed her upcoming documentary Introducing Selma Blair, she revealed she was in remission. "My prognosis is great. I'm in remission. Stem cell put me in remission," she said. "It took about a year after stem cell for the inflammation and lesions to really go down." She hopes that everyone can learn from her health journey. "To hear even just me showing up with a cane or sharing something that might be embarrassing, it was a key for a lot of people in finding comfort in themselves and that means everything to me," she said. "I'm thrilled that I have some platform. In no means am I saying that I'm speaking for all people in this condition or any condition of chronic illness, I'm speaking my story and I that helps normalize one thing to open the door for other people to be comfortable in telling their stories. I'm thrilled to have this here."