Selma Blair opens up on getting drunk at the age of 7 and battling with alcoholism: ‘I didn’t remember how I’d got there’

Selma spoke of her condition in her documentary, which was released last year (Picture: Getty)

Selma previously made headlines when she shared an in-depth look at her life with MS, following her diagnosis in 2018.


The condition can affect the brain and spinal cord and cause a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.

Last October, she released a documentary on her health, titled Introducing Selma Blair, which gave viewers a glimpse into her experience of undergoing life-altering stem cell treatment in order to kick-start her immune system, to the slow and painful flare-ups of the disease and invasive chemotherapy.

When revealing her diagnosis on social media, Selma said she initially struggled to get doctors to take notice, and had been suffering with flare-ups since the birth of her son in 2011.

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‘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,’ she said at the time. ‘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.

‘I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share [sic].’

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Adfam has local groups for families affected by drugs and alcohol and DrugFam offers phone and email support to people affected by other people’s drug or alcohol misuse.

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