Selma Blair makes first public appearance at Oscars party since MS diagnosis

Selma Blair arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan ...
Selma Blair arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini

Selma Blair has stepped out in her first public appearance since announcing her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis last year, with the help of a custom-made cane.

Appearing at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in Beverly Hills on Sunday night, the 46-year-old shared an image of her cane, made with her  monogram and a pink diamond.

 "How did I get so lucky?" the mother-of-one wrote. "I wanted a special cane for the vanity fair dinner ...Hours of love put in ... I burst into tears. These gifts to get me through ...There are angels."

Selma Blair arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan ...
Selma Blair arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini/AP

On Twitter, Glamour's Jessica Radloff shared footage of Blair at the party. 

"The moment we will all be talking about tomorrow is the courageous Selma Blair, Ms Radloff wrote. "She needs a cane to help walk, but she came to prove that no matter how tough this disease, she is a fighter."

In January, Blair, who is mum to seven-year-old Arthur, took to Instagram with an emotional post about how her life has changed after being diagnosed with MS in October last year.

"There is a truth with neurogedenerative brain disease. It is uncomfortable," she wrote. "It is a stadium of uncontrollable anxiety at times. Going out, being sociable holds a heavy price. My brain is on fire. I am freezing. We feel alone with it even though the loving support has been a godsend and appreciated."

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The Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde star continued: "People write me asking how I do it. I do my best. But I choke with the pain of what I have lost and what I dare hope for. And how challenging it is to walk around."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Since going public with her diagnosis, Blair has opened up about the challenges of her day-to-day life as a mum living with MS, including her heartbreak around no longer being able to cartwheel with her son.

"I have been grieving recently," she posted to Instagram in November. "For the things I took for granted. A cartwheel for my son being one. I was the most gymnastic mum I knew. A cartwheel was just as easy as taking a breath. But when I began to turn one yesterday on an impulse to show my son who had forgotten, it went all wrong. A jumble of confusion for this body I knew so well. A heap. A heap on the ground.

"And I tried to laugh. As did my son. But it was a turning point. Part of the grim realisation."

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