- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 11:41AM
Selma Blair has shocked fans after revealing she has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
The 'Cruel Intentions' actress took to social media over the weekend to announce that she was diagnosed with the condition on August 16, but had experienced symptoms for the past 15 years.
"I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy," she wrote alongside a selfie.
"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."
"I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask."
"It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow."
"I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me, dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone."
The 46-year-old dedicated the post to fellow actress Elizabeth Berkley, who convinced her to see her brother, Dr. Jason Berkley.
"And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri."
She continued: "I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share."
Selma has a seven-year-old son, Arthur Saint Bleick, who she shares with ex-partner Jason Bleick.