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Selma Blair gets teary eyed as she triumphantly walks red carpet with a cane at Oscars party

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  • Selma Blair
    Selma Blair
    American actress

Selma Blair made a splash at the Vanity Fair Oscars party Sunday marking the actress’s first official appearance after a difficult year. In October, Blair announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Selma Blair (Photo: Getty Images)
Selma Blair (Photo: Getty Images)

Wearing a stunning multicolored Ralph & Russo gown, Blair returned to the red carpet with her same fierce sense of fashion, but new accessory — a cane. One of the most common symptoms of the autoimmune disease is difficulty walking; however, that hardly stopped the Cruel Intentions star from making a glamorous arrival. And it was an emotional moment for Blair, who wiped away tears as she posed for photographers.

The 46-year-old actress revealed on Instagram Saturday that she wanted “a special cane” for the Vanity Fair bash, so a patent leather monogrammed accessory with a real pink diamond was created. “Hours of love put in,” she remarked. “I burst into tears.”

Once inside the starry soiree, Blair shared a snap alongside Shonda Rhimes.

The actress’s post was flooded with comments of support.

“You look amazing,” Busy Philipps wrote.

“Hi beauty,” added Debra Messing.

“You look amazing, Selma! Hope you have fun! You deserve it!” one follower commented. Another added, “You inspire me Selma Blair.”

In October, Blair announced that she had been diagnosed with MS two months before. “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps,” she wrote in an emotional post.

“I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of [my doctor] trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve,” Blair added. “I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know.”

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I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member… thank you. I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me , dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges. And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri. I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share. 🖤 my instagram family… you know who you are.

A post shared by Selma Blair (@selmablair) on Oct 20, 2018 at 11:23am PDT

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