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Selma Blair gives update on her MS diagnosis as she admits she ‘hurts all the time’

Selma Blair gives update on her MS diagnosis as she admits she ‘hurts all the time’

The actor was diagnosed with MS in 2018.

Selma Blair has revealed that she 'hurts all the time' after opening up on her diagnoses with multiple sclerosis (MS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).

The 51-year-old actor - known for her roles in Cruel Intentions, Hellboy and The Sweetest Thing - was diagnosed with MS in 2018 and went into remission three years later.

And she recently gave an update into her health:

MS is a lifelong health condition which affects both the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of varying symptoms including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance, muscle stiffness, numbness and problems with thinking, learning and planning.

As with most health conditions, some people are more vulnerable than others, with women being more than two to three times more likely to develop MS, according to the NHS.

While EDS is an hereditary condition affecting the connective tissue that provides support for skin, bones, blood vessels and organs.

In an update on Instagram this week, Selma said: "I hurt all the time. I say that for you people that hurt also. Like, I get it. And for all of us just aging, it hurts.

Actor Selma Blair was diagnosed with MS in 2018.

"So, the Ehlers-Danlos will make me really, really, really stiff.

"So, I get some injuries, but this is nothing that's like horrible, scary stuff or anything.

"It's one of those extra things that turns into a chronic thing and you have to watch because people think stretching's so good for you.

"And I'm technically not allowed to stretch.

"But I am doing well. I'm doing well. Tired. When people say, 'What do you want to do with your life?' It still makes me sad that I just want to sleep.

"There's no complaining. But I don't know if I'll ever have the coordination or balance or stamina that I want to.

"Still lucky. Still grateful. Still okay. But it's still a bummer."

Providing an update on her MS condition, she added: "I'm still in remission. I'm due for another MRI and blood work, but I seem to be doing fine."

This comes after Christina Applegate made a joke about her MS at the Emmys last month.

Blair said that she hurts 'all the time'.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour

The Dead To Me actor was clearly overwhelmed when she took to the stage with a cane to present the first Emmy Award at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles on 15 January.

The 52-year-old - who is known for her roles in Married…With Children and Samantha Who? - was accompanied by host Anthony Anderson to present the first award of the night - 'Supporting Actress in a Comedy' - which went to Ayo Edebiri for The Bear.

When the audience got up out of their seats to cheer, the actor joked that, by standing up, the crowd was making fun of her disability.

She said: "Thank you so much," before joking: "Oh my god, you're totally shaming me with disability by standing up. It's fine."

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Topics: Celebrity, Health