Actress Selma Blair isn’t shying away from showing her real life while battling multiple sclerosis.

As Dearly previously reported, five months ago, Blair took to Instagram to reveal to the world that she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of MS.

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I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. 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. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member… thank you. 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. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges. 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. 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. ? my instagram family… you know who you are.

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She wrote, in part:

I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it…

Months later, in an interview with “Good Morning America,” Blair revealed one of the many symptoms MS has forced her to endure.

During the interview, the actress and mom of one struggled to speak as a result of spasmodic dysphonia, which is a “neurological voice disorder that involves ‘spasms’ of the vocal cords causing interruptions of speech and affecting the voice quality.”

Now, due to MS affecting her motor skills, Blair took to Instagram again to share how that affects her daily life, such as putting on makeup.

In a quick clip, the 46-year-old revealed how she puts on her bronzer and ultimately laughs about it:

She wrote:

I couldn’t make this get onto my ig story cause… I don’t know. But here is my solution to applying makeup with a lack of fine motor skills. #laugh and feel free to reapply my makeup. #makeuptutorial#real

Thousands of people commented on the video, including famous beauty influencers, HGTV stars, and fellow actors.

YouTuber Sazan Hendrix wrote:

A legit amazing tip u need ur own YT channel now! hahah

HGTV star, Tarek El Moussa added:

That’s me on set???

And actress Debra Messing exclaimed:

OMG you are so funny! I love you so much Selma.

Kris Jenner, whom Blair portrayed on “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” commented, saying:

What a ROCKSTAR you are… I adore you….sending you tons of love today my girl…

Others shared their sentiments, thanking Blair for being so honest and real about her battle.

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2 Replies to “Fans Applaud Selma Blair After She Shares Video of Herself Applying Makeup During MS Flare-Up”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I have had MS for almost 20 years and have been blessed with supportive family and friends. I think Selma Blair is a ROCK STAR. People think my family is inappropriate at times with their humor but it keeps me going. Ms. Blair, keep your beautiful smile and your sense of humor. You are an inspiration to all. God bless.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    It’s sad that we are not taken seriously I was told one time that it was all in my head but I knew something was wrong

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