Selma Blair is leaning on some of her famous friends for support.
The 46-year-old actress recently shared a photo to social media of herself and Michael J. Fox, who she credits as a key source of support during the early days of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
“I like this man,” Blair wrote. “I am not alone in feeling this way.”
Blair reached out to Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, for help when she first began experiencing symptoms of she would soon discover was MS.
“I said, ‘I don’t know who to tell, but I am dropping things, I’m doing strange things,” the “Cruel Intentions” actress revealed of her connection to Fox during an interview with Good Morning America. “He got in touch with me and we began conversations. He really helped me… he gives me hope.”
After opening up about her diagnosis in October 2018, Blair has been open about adjusting to life with an illness which, similarly to Parkinson’s, affects the central nervous system.
“I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others, and even to myself,” Blair wrote in an Instagram post revealing her diagnosis. “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.”
While Blair says doctors are hopeful that she will recover 90 per cent of her abilities within the next year, she is relying on allies like Fox to remain positive.
“My heart. MJF… your presence. You. The best,” Blair wrote about Fox. “Thank you.”
The 57-year-old “Spin City” and “Family Ties” alum echoed the actress’s sentiments, commenting on the photo, “You are truly an inspiration.”