Selma Blair Reveals Shaved Head After Latest Round of MS Treatment
Selma Blair revealed a new appearance on Friday after completing a "banner day" of treatment for her multiple sclerosis.
The actress, who has been candid about her life with the condition, opened up again to her follows in an emotional Instagram post. Sharing a photo of herself in the hospital, she showed her shaved head and the new walking bike that helps her get around.
"Today is a banner day," Blair wrote. "This has been a process. And will continue to be one. I am immunocompromised for next three months at least. So no kisses please. ... I see things so much more clearly now. And I am excited to share this journey when I am ready. For now, I have recovery."
Blair first spoke about her diagnosis in an Instagram post in October, writing, "I am disabled. ... I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others."
The "Legally Blonde" actress said she had been experiencing symptoms of MS for a long time, that she "probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least."
MS "is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body," according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The cause is still unknown.
The disease can lead to "overwhelming fatigue, visual disturbances, altered sensation and difficulties with mobility." Blair said she experienced some of these symptoms, telling Robin Roberts in February, “I dropped my son off at school a mile away and before I got home I’d have to pull over and take a nap." In her October post, she wrote, "I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps."
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