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Selma Blair makes inspirational debut on 'Dancing with the Stars,' leaving everyone in tears: "Felt like a fairy tale"

Selma Blair makes inspirational debut on 'Dancing with the Stars,' leaving everyone in tears: "Felt like a fairy tale"

The 50-year-old actress, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018 and uses a cane to support herself, proved that she is unstoppable.

Selma Blair showed incredible strength, determination, and grace as she waltzed this week in her Dancing with the Stars debut. The 50-year-old was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018. As Mayo Clinic describes MS, the "potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system)" where in some cases it can cause the patient " to lose the ability to walk independently or at all." Blair proved that the incurable disease was not going to stop her as she pushed through her dance routine set to David Cook's "The Time of My Life." As she moved through the stage, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.



 

 

Blair and her dance partner Sasha Farber who received a 28/40 from the judges posted a shorter clip of the dance on her Instagram, captioning that "This night will go under my pillow of sweet dreams for the rest of my life.” According to PEOPLE, the actress also told Access Hollywood that the experience "felt amazing." "I actually never had a dance before with anyone… I never had someone ask me to dance in that way," Blair shared. "To learn at least one dance, I mean the gratitude. To have Sasha hold me in a frame so I could leave my walking assistance behind and feel like, 'Wow, he can help me be fluid and move,' and knowing how much support from people literally, physically, and figuratively, what it means and it feels so good… it did, it felt like a fairy tale."



 

 

Blair normally walks with a cane to help with balance and she was concerned when she had to let go of it during the beginning of her emotional performance. "My cane has been amazing… I have such balance issues… I have such love for my cane, for all my canes, but to leave it behind and say, 'I am going to have a person support me now,' it's a totally new thing, physically… I have been a single mom. I've always loved supporting people, and then to have so many people support me, heaven," she said. Blair's performance has been praised by almost everyone on the Internet. Kris Jenner praised the actress on her Instagram post commenting,  "I’m so so proud of you!!!!!! Wow wow, what an angel!!!! Floating!!!!!! Bravo!!!!!!!" Celeste Barber wrote,  "I can’t stop crying. So inspired. So proud. So beautiful. ❤️" Sarah Pekkanen added, " This brought tears to my eyes. I’m in awe of you!"

Such an inspiration!



 

 

Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Amy Sussman

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