BREAKING NEWS Visitation and funeral information released for fallen trooper Full Story

Actress Selma Blair reveals MS diagnosis

Television and film actress Selma Blair announced that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Posted: Oct 22, 2018 10:29 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2018 10:41 PM

Television and film actress Selma Blair announced that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

In an Instagram post Saturday, the "Cruel Intentions" actress revealed she was diagnosed in August, and is facing the effects of the disease everyday.

"I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things," she posted. " My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don't know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best."

Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease that occurs when there's a breakdown in communication between the brain and other parts of the body, according to the National Institutes of Health. Symptoms include blurred vision, and difficulty with coordination and balance.

Multiple sclerosis affects 400,000 people in the United States and 2.1 million people worldwide, the NIH says.

Blair, 46, said she's had symptoms for years, and thanked her producers at Netflix for being understanding. She said she hopes "to give some hope to others. And even to myself," and encourage people to ask for help when they need it.

"I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know," she posted.

Blair has appeared in films and TV shows such as "Legally Blonde" and FX comedy "Anger Management."

Several celebrities have revealed they have multiple sclerosis, including TV personality Jack Osbourne, talk show host Montel Williams and "Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 58°
Kokomo
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 57°
Rensselaer
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
Fowler
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 54°
Williamsport
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 59°
Crawfordsville
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 59°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 61°
Delphi
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 55°
Monticello
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 55°
Logansport
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 54°
Frosty Start, Mainly Clear, Calm & Cooler Columbus Day.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events