Selma Blair discovers a surprising new dance partner amid multiple sclerosis battle

Selma Blair - KOTO BOLOFO - GAP Campaign
Selma Blair - KOTO BOLOFO - GAP Campaign
Selma Blair has always been open about her multiple sclerosis battle. 

The actress, 50, recently opened up about how her cane has helped her overcome “compromised” movement due to her nerve disease, diagnosed in 2018.

Known as her “dance partner”, Blair has shared how much extra freedom her stylish cane has given her. 

 “Movement has been so important to me my whole life. I was a gymnast. I always wanted to be a dancer, but I never had any talent, never even took a lesson, and then to have my movement compromised… .

“But then I found the cane and realised how much I could work around it and how much coordination I still had, despite certain glitches. That freed me up so much.”

Blair also posed with her cane as part of her campaign with Gap, sharing the “imperfections” of her life so she can set an example to others.

She added: “I need to be comfortable in my skin to show other people that there are all these possibilities of how you can present yourself that makes you feel good.

“Fashion really was the thing that made me feel attractive to tell you the truth. It made me feel anything was possible.”

Blair said the “glitches and frailties: with which she is hit have forced her to lead a simpler routine.

“I keep things really simple. I jump in the pool in the morning to wake myself up. I put on my white tank top and my khakis.

“And that carries me through the day until I add to it. As I wake up more and more, and as people come into my day, I’ll put on another piece of jewellery or then grab my cane instead of having my service dog, and it just evolves as my day goes on.”

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