Main menu

Pages

Selma Blair leaves 'Dancing with the Stars': 'My body is definitely taking a hit'

featured image


During her Monday night show, the “Cruel Intentions” actress said she “needs to step back” after getting results from several MRIs.

“I got these MRIs and the results came back and it all came together — I can’t, I can’t keep competing,” Blair told dance partner Sasha Farber in a clip taped during rehearsals.

“My body is definitely taking a hit,” she added. “Too much for the safety of my bones… so I can inflict massive damage.”

PHOTO: Selma Blair performing

Eric McCandless/ ABC

Selma Blair performs on “Dancing with the Stars”.

Blair said she put her “energy and heart” into dancing after the episode and Farber was always there to keep her afloat.

“It’s a great sense of accomplishment to think that I can do something I dreamed of when I was little,” she said.

Blair added that she was “very lucky” to have the experience and was “very sad” to leave the show.

Blair has been battling multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease in which immune system cells attack the central nervous system, since 2018. She talked about her struggle with the disease and how the disease changed her life in the documentary “Selma Blair Introduction”, released in 2021.

Before the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” she said she was “feeling good” and was ready to compete in the show, which is in its 31st season on Disney+.

“It’s so powerful for me,” said Blair about competing in the ballroom competition show.

“Right now I’m excited to learn how to move my body better, I’m so happy to have support, to be here and to have companionship,” he added. “I can’t believe I’m ready to do this in my life. I’m so excited.”

Making her debut in “Dancing with the Stars”, the actress gave a strong performance with Farber when she stepped away from her cane and danced a Viennese waltz to David Cook’s song “The Time of My Life”.

The show left the ballroom in tears, including judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who told him she danced like a “real artist.”

PHOTO: Selma Blair performing

Erin McCandless / ABC

Selma Blair performs on “Dancing with the Stars”.

“It felt so real and true when I was able to somehow settle with the music,” he added. “It was just symbolic and allowed me to step out of that comfort zone safety into that and have some fluidity in my movements.”

Since the Viennese waltz, Blair has fast-paced the jive to Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock”, rumba to Sheena Easton’s “For Your Eyes Only” with blindfold dancing, and the theme song “The Muppet Show” for the Disney+ themed night. .

She danced to the song “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in her last performance on Monday night. The couple earned an excellent and symbolic 40 out of 40 for their final spin in the ballroom.

PHOTO: Selma Blair and dance partner Sasha Farber

Eric McCandless/ ABC

Selma Blair and dance partner Sasha Farber perform on “Dancing with the Stars.”

“It’s so heartening to see the audience react to each of us and our efforts, and I wish I could stay and learn,” said Blair after her last performance. “I’m proud of everyone and this audience for seeing us.”

“I joined this competition late,” he added. “I was absolutely excited to be active and learn…but it’s hard on your body. As a mother and someone who wants to represent people, I know there are some people who take risks, sometimes there are consequences. Mine is fine, I’ll be fine, some tears but nothing serious I don’t want it to happen.”

“This competition showed me how much I love being around people,” she said before taking one last dance floor with her son Arthur by her side. “How I love to remake something.”

Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 PM ET. on Disney+.

Disney is the parent company of ABC News and “Good Morning America”.

Comments