Selma Blair gave an update on her health during the 2023 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, which took place on Tuesday evening.
The 51-year-old actress spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the star-studded event and revealed that she had been making much progress after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018.
Blair began by revealing that, although ‘it took a while’ for her to recover from multiple sclerosis, she was ‘feeling really, really much stronger now and building stamina.’
The Hellboy actress also stated that her disease had ‘been, for really many, many years, burning’ before she began her course of treatment.
The performer went on to speak about being able to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis over the last few years.
‘It’s been a really lovely journey in this second part of my life, of finding [my] community and realizing that nothing feels as good as helping to be a megaphone for other people,’ she said.
Blair then stated that it was ‘so wonderful’ to have been named as one of the event’s honorees.
‘This is incredible. And in a time when we’re definitely burdened with a lot of thoughts in this world, it’s nice to come out and celebrate people who want to hear each other’s voices,’ she said.
The Cruel Intentions actress concluded by expressing her dedication to bringing attention to issues faced by individuals living with multiple sclerosis and other life-affecting conditions.
The performer stated: ‘It is such an honor to be an advocate for people with disabilities.’
Blair announced that she had officially been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in an Instagram post that was shared in August of 2018.
The actress revealed that she had been suffering from symptoms in line with the disease for over four decades during an interview with British Vogue that was released earlier this year.
The performer also spoke openly about living with multiple sclerosis in her memoir Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up, which was published last May.
In her book, Blair discussed effectively becoming a spokesperson for individuals living with the disease and embracing her new role in life.
She wrote via The Guardian: ‘I became a kind of face for the disease, an advocate for something that matters to me. Though it’s a role I never thought I would play, it has become who I am.’
‘I think it’s important to talk about it. When it comes to chronic illnesses, there’s a lot of shame in disclosing one’s experiences,’ she added.