Selma Blair is reveling in a period of wellness that she hasn’t experienced in a long time, highlighted by the warm embrace at the 2023 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Attending the high-profile event on Tuesday at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, Blair graced the red carpet and provided an update to ET on her health following her fight with multiple sclerosis.
“I’m in a good place with my health. Since undergoing a bone marrow transplant to halt the MS progression, I’ve been in remission,” Blair told ET. “The MS had been aggressively active for many years.”
“The recovery took some time,” she continued, referencing the transplant she received in 2021. “But now, I’m significantly stronger and gaining endurance.”
Blair expressed that her health is currently stable and she’s dedicating her energy to supporting others.
“This chapter of my life has been truly beautiful, discovering my community and realizing the joy in amplifying the voices of others,” Blair remarked.
As an honoree at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards gala, Blair reflected on the significance of the accolade amidst her health struggles.
“It’s my debut at this event, and it’s a delight to be recognized. It’s an extraordinary feeling,” she told ET. “In times when the world is heavy with so many concerns, it’s refreshing to come together and celebrate those who listen and elevate each other.”
Blair concluded, “Being an advocate for people with disabilities is a true privilege.”
MS is a central nervous system disease that can lead to disability, and Blair has been open about the impact it has had on her life. Her transparency has shed light on the condition, bringing it into the public discourse and helping to destigmatize discussions around chronic illness.
The path to remission has not been without its hurdles. The transplant process is rigorous and taxing, but Blair’s recent appearances have been a testament to her recovery. She has been rebuilding her life with a focus on wellness and balance, stepping into the limelight once again, not just as an actress but as a person who has traversed a deeply challenging health journey.