Selma Blair shares how she and Christina Applegate support each other through MS


Selma Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018 and Christina Applegate in 2021, and the two actors have helped each other through it.

Blair, 50, recalled to Entertainment Tonight that she told Applegate she’s available: “‘If you need help with canes and things like that’ because I really love all that, all the things that help me get around to come.”

“She gets it locked,” Blair told the outlet about how Applegate is learning a new gait. “She’s got a lot on her plate. It’s a lot, but she’s as brilliant and beautiful as ever.”

The two starred together in the 2002 movie “The Sweetest Thing” and have been friends ever since.

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“Oh, I’ve known Christina for so many years. We’re really close, and I’m just a fan of hers,’ Blair said.

“She is an iconic California girl actress of my generation, and she is. There’s nothing she’s done that I didn’t think was ‘nailed,’ and she just nails being who she is with this MS,” she said.

Applegate was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Blair said “she was funny and… her performance was great.”

Blair said she was proud to attend the ceremony and support Applegate.

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“I just want to quietly witness the greats in my friends’ lives, and know that I was there for something we dreamed of when we were little,” she explained.

Blair recently left “Dancing with the Stars” on TBEN due to her chronic illness.

“I have been monitored and have been in contact with my doctor… I have had MRIs and the results have come back and it all comes down to the fact that I cannot continue with the competition,” she told her partner, Sasha Farber, during the fifth episode. “I pushed as far as I could. With a chronic illness you have special considerations and my body has taken a hit. It’s way too much for the safety of my bones. There’s just intense bone trauma and inflammation.”

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Blair said Applegate pops up for her in these moments, and countless others.

“Christina still supports me,” she said. ‘She’s just a strong’, ‘really. She is such a caretaker. If you need anything, she’s at your house. There have been things I’d untied, and she said, “I’m outside.” Open the door.’ She’s just amazing and strong and fun.”

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