No ano passado, Selma Blair foi diagnosticada com esclerose múltipla - uma doença crónica, inflamatória e degenerativa que afeta o sistema nervoso central –e, passados meses de ter descoberto que tinha a doença, apareceu pela primeira vez em público no passado fim de semana, na festa da Vanity Fair, que aconteceu após a cerimónia da gala dos Óscares.
Selma Blair surgiu com o apoio de uma bengala, mas posou para toda a imprensa sem medos e vergonha de mostrar como estava o seu estado de saúde, ainda que tenha tido algumas dificuldades.
Depois da festa, através das redes sociais, a atriz deixou uma mensagem: “Há momentos que nos definem. Este é um deles que marcará para sempre o meu coração. Tornei-me numa mulher diferente nos últimos anos, através das lutas e do intenso orgulho da maternidade. Isto foi um raio de luz. Para dizer que estou aqui. Senti o calor dos flashes. A força do meu vestido. O seu toque atencioso. E ainda esperava que o meu cérebro pudesse enviar sinais pelo tempo que já viveu. E eu solucei. Apreciei cada segundo”, escreveu a atriz.
There are moments that define us. This is one of those indelibly watermarked in my heart. This is #troynankin ; my former publicist turned manager , best friend , and fake husband. We joke. I have become a different woman in the last few years, through struggles and the intense pride of motherhood. @vanityfair has always been a champion of mine, like Troy. And yet, I have not fully realized my capabilities as an actress. I wanted to be at this red carpet to remember my first time attending with a not yet famous friend, @jakegyllenhaal . I believed in him and his career and wanted him there. And this dinner always symbolizes so much. And I kept going because it was always a night in hollywood that was full of hollywood dreams with all the talent present in their glory. I loved to watch. I was invited this year. I am featured in March issue . Thank you @radhikajones @kristasmith @samiranasr #juliemiller @cassblackbird . So this was a streak of light. To say I am here. I am still in an exacerbation so there was some nervousness. I don’t do anything the way I was once able. I will though. I can regain much. Mommas gotta work. And I will be able to do so much more on my own, But this man. Until that comes ...This man and a host of others light the way and hold the moon @thetexastroya was a hero. Wanting me to shine brightly in a time that can be so challenging. He knew I wanted to be able to stand proudly as the woman I have become and hope to be. To be a part of something so special when my body won’t move clearly yet. And then I felt the love from the photographers who have watched me goof around on red carpets since I was in my twenties. I felt the warmth of the bulbs. The strength of my gown. His attentive touch. And still I hoped my brain could send signals for the remainder of my time there. And I sobbed. And I appreciated every single second. Every surprising tear, he was there. As he has always been. And that is the reason I could. Thank you Troy. We got me just where I wanted to be. For a night. And I later pushed my way into a family photo with @dianaross (omg) . So much to post but not before this one. True love. Right here. Forever.