In A Gripping Interview, Selma Blair Talks Frankly About Her MS Diagnosis

In a powerful interview with GMA’s Robin Roberts, Selma Blair faces the interview head on, even while in the midst of an MS flare up.

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The 46 year old actress has not been seem much since revealing her diagnosis on social media, only to stun fans and photographers looking gorgeous on the red carpet of the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Days before she had given the interview, indicating that Blair is ready to talk openly about her disease. The interview is a testament to her strength, as she spoke articulately and openly about what it has been like for her.

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There are moments that define us. This is one of those indelibly watermarked in my heart. This is #troynankin ; my former publicist turned manager , best friend , and fake husband. We joke. I have become a different woman in the last few years, through struggles and the intense pride of motherhood. @vanityfair has always been a champion of mine, like Troy. And yet, I have not fully realized my capabilities as an actress. I wanted to be at this red carpet to remember my first time attending with a not yet famous friend, @jakegyllenhaal . I believed in him and his career and wanted him there. And this dinner always symbolizes so much. And I kept going because it was always a night in hollywood that was full of hollywood dreams with all the talent present in their glory. I loved to watch. I was invited this year. I am featured in March issue . Thank you @radhikajones @kristasmith @samiranasr #juliemiller @cassblackbird . So this was a streak of light. To say I am here. I am still in an exacerbation so there was some nervousness. I don’t do anything the way I was once able. I will though. I can regain much. Mommas gotta work. And I will be able to do so much more on my own, But this man. Until that comes …This man and a host of others light the way and hold the moon @thetexastroya was a hero. Wanting me to shine brightly in a time that can be so challenging. He knew I wanted to be able to stand proudly as the woman I have become and hope to be. To be a part of something so special when my body won’t move clearly yet. And then I felt the love from the photographers who have watched me goof around on red carpets since I was in my twenties. I felt the warmth of the bulbs. The strength of my gown. His attentive touch. And still I hoped my brain could send signals for the remainder of my time there. And I sobbed. And I appreciated every single second. Every surprising tear, he was there. As he has always been. And that is the reason I could. Thank you Troy. We got me just where I wanted to be. For a night. And I later pushed my way into a family photo with @dianaross (omg) . So much to post but not before this one. True love. Right here. Forever.

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“Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn’t know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal..And I was self-medicating when he wasn’t with me. I was drinking. I was in pain. I wasn’t always drinking, but there were times when I couldn’t take it.”

“I was a little scared of talking, and my neurologist said ‘no’ – this will bring a lot of awareness because no one has the energy to talk when they’re in a flare up,” she confessed. “But I do, because I love a camera!” she joked.

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