Selma Blair made viewers reach for the tissue box with her emotional debut on Dancing with the stars.
Blair, 50, joins this season of the American series as a contestant – and she proved herself a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis won’t stop her.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was deeply moved by the performance, calling it “overwhelming” and praising the actress as a leader of the “invisible sick community”.
Watch Selma Blair’s debut video on Dancing with the Stars above.
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“Selma, you danced like a real artist, and I’m really touched,” Inaba burst into tears.
“As someone from the invisible disease community, seeing you come out here with your circumstances and just let people know that you can absolutely do and achieve anything you put your mind to. my own, that’s powerful.”
Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018, a disease she discovered after she started losing feeling in her legs.
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Blair has gone public with the document and is open about her struggle with the disease, sometimes impairing her ability to speak and move.
The Evil intentions The star performed with her coach and dance partner, Sasha Farber, wearing a gorgeous sparkling purple tiered gown.
Opening the performance, she leaned on her cane before grabbing Farber’s arm and shoulder.
The couple continued to perform the Viennese waltz for the song Time of my life by David Cook – and it’s not a simple routine.
Blair completed a variety of arabesque poses, leg lifts, and even an impressive twist that ended with her being elegantly swaddled to the ground by Farber.
The entire audience and Dancing with the stars The group of contestants were moved by the performance, including coach and contestant Pasha Pashkov, who broke down in tears by the stage.
Another standout moment were the camera glimpses of Blair’s 11-year-old son Arthur Saint Bleick, who applauded his mother at the end of her performance.
Blair has shared numerous posts about her performance on Instagram.
“This night I will experience sweet dreams for the rest of my life. My thanks are limitless,” she wrote.
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Farber also shared a video of the performance, along with a sweet caption.
“Where do I even start, last night @selmablair “He started her first dance on that dance floor.” “Every day we face challenges in our own personal lives whether it’s physical or emotional, but the point of the game is to believe in ourselves and always believe that everything will succeed out.
“@selmablair you are the true definition of that, you have inspired me to the next level and i’m sure everyone is watching, i am so proud of you and all your hurdles that you overcame over and I’m so excited to join this journey with you! “
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