Actress Selma Blair swirled around the ballroom dance floor for one final beautiful waltz on Monday night before quitting the reality program “Dancing with the Stars” due to health issues.
“You certainly have to take special care when you have a chronic condition, and my body is obviously feeling the strain. The actor added on Monday’s show, “It’s way too much for protecting my bones.
The actress, who disclosed in 2018 that she had been given a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, a condition affecting the central nervous system, stated on Monday’s show that she would have to withdraw from the competition.
Throughout the entire process, my doctors have kept tabs on me and spoken with me. I underwent these MRIs, and when the results came back, everything simply seemed to add up to… In a pre-recorded tape, she told her partner Sasha Farber in a practice session, “I can’t continue with the competition.
Selma informed him, “Pushed as far as I could.”
Selma spoke to the camera while fighting back the tears as she described the situation.
It’s simply too much for the safety of my bones, she said. “With a chronic condition, you do have particular considerations and my body is clearly taking a hit,” she said.
In addition to rips and tears, there is intense bone trauma and inflammation, so she said, “I might do substantial damage that, of course, I do not want.”
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Selma said, “I am so, so thankful to be able to do one more gentle dance. This is a dance for everyone who has tried and believed they could do more, but also the power in realizing when it’s time to step away.”
To the tune “What The World Needs Now,” she and Farber danced.
She earned a perfect 40, getting a 10 from each of the four judges.
Monday night’s final performance by Selma Blair and Sasha Farber was hailed in a message on the “Dancing with the Stars” Instagram page: “Thank you Selma for inspiring us with your perseverance and radiant spirit.”
Blair revealed her MS diagnosis in the 2021 documentary “Introducing, Selma Blair.” She has co-starred in a variety of movies and TV shows, including the 2001 smash “Legally Blonde.”