Selma Blair exits ‘Dancing With the Stars’ due to MS complications: ‘I can’t go on’
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant revealed to Us Weekly on Wednesday that she became suddenly fatigued on the weekend of the live show and developed multiple sclerosis in the last few months.
Blair, now 43, said she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis since the start of the show in September. She revealed that she has been having multiple MRI exams, and has been undergoing therapy for the condition.
“It’s really scary and I feel embarrassed about it all,” she admitted. “I have multiple sclerosis. I had no idea there was something wrong with me. It made me feel crazy.”
She added that she has been on medication and has been taking it for two years. “I’m not addicted,” she confessed. “I like things I need to take. But it’s really hard when you try to take more than you need to.”
Blair told Us that she is now dealing with the MS through pain medication, and she says that she’s not sure how much longer she can continue.
“People are starting to notice and they ask if I can do Dancing With the Stars again,” she said. “This is really sad because I’ve had a good life and I’m happy.”
Blair, who was eliminated from Dancing In September, said that she’ll stick with her plans for her future, and also revealed that she will be writing a book about learning how to balance motherhood and career. She said she is currently writing her life story and will share it with everyone at the end of the year.
“I feel like I’m writing my life story really fast,” she revealed. “I feel like I’m really being honest and I’m just trying to find myself.”
Blair revealed to Us that she is currently writing her life story and sharing it with everyone at the end