Selma Blair Leaves ‘DWTS’ Due to Health Reasons: Details

A hard decision. Selma Blair has announced that she is leaving Dancing with the stars due to health concerns amid her ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis.

“We need to talk”, the Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane alum, 50, said to her partner Sascha Farber during the Monday, September 17 episode of the Disney+ reality competition series. Blair revealed her doctors monitored her throughout the competition and recent tests revealed her body was under significant stress. “It just all adds up … I can’t go on with the competition,” she said, before adding that she wanted to have “one last gentle dance” with Farber, 38.

The duo played a waltz to “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by Andra day. The song came out in 2017, the year of the Cruel intentions The actress received her MS diagnosis.

“I was ill for so many years. I’ve been searching and searching for ways to help myself,” Blair said in a pre-recorded package. She shared that when her 11-year-old son Arthur was young, she looked at other moms who were active and wondered why she couldn’t be more like them. “I just thought, ‘Oh, I’m a failure as a mother,'” she said, adding that the diagnosis was “a huge relief” and “the beginning of recovery as a person.”

After the Michigan native’s final moments in the ballroom, the judges congratulated her on making it this far. Len Gutman told her, “This competition is tough for everyone, but when others have climbed hills, you’ve scaled mountains.” Derek Hough called the Naturally blond Actress “a beacon” and said she has an “impeccable” reputation “for her kindness to everyone involved.” DWTS. All four judges gave her a 10 out of 10, giving her a perfect score of 40.

“Every one of you, I’m so honored to be in this room with you. I’m sobbing, it’s true,” Blair said during her post-dance interview with Cohost Alfonso Ribeiro. She explained that while she’s had a hard time retiring, she owes it to her son to make his health a priority. Arthur, who The cutest thing Actress shares with ex-boyfriend Jason BleichHe joined her on stage after the performance.

“This competition showed me how much I love being around people who are doing their best,” she said. “How much I love being around music even though I don’t have any musicality.” She added

For his part, Farber told Ribeiro, 51, that his partner helped him cope with a difficult time in his life after losing a close friend earlier this year. “To be able to dance with her…she just shot everything the way it had to be. She inspired me again,” he said.

Due to the Kath & Kim Alum’s early exit from DWTS, no couples were eliminated during the episode. A couple will be sent home at the end of Tuesday October 18 episode. Votes cast during Monday’s show will still count towards Tuesday’s elimination.

Dancing with the stars airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET on Disney+. Selma Blair Leaves ‘DWTS’ Due to Health Reasons: Details

Jaclyn Diaz

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