Selma Blair Leaves ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Over Health Concerns
Selma Blair danced her last waltz on Dancing With the Stars last night before announcing she is leaving the show due to health concerns related to her multiple sclerosis.
The actress teared up as she told her partner Sasha Farber, “I’ve been monitored and in touch with my doctors this whole process. I had these MRI’s and the results came back, and it just all adds up to, I can’t … I can’t go on with the competition. Pushed as far as I could.” She added, “With a chronic illness, you do have special considerations and my body is definitely taking a hit. It’s way too much for the safety of my bones.” Before she stepped on the dance floor for the last time she said, “This is a dance for everyone that has tried and hoped they could do more, but also the power in realizing when it’s time to walk away. So I am so, so grateful to be able to do one more gentle dance.”