In the midst with her battle with multiple sclerosis, actress Selma Blair took to Instagram over the last two weeks to share some very revealing and intimate photos of herself after her chemotherapy treatment. Many fans have shown support for the actress for sharing her experiences with the world, while others are critical of the artistic nature of the photo.
The first photo is a #throwbackthursday post of when the actress began physical therapy to begin recovering from her chemotherapy treatments to combat MS.
Blair writes, “The beginning of my journey to healing. Started physical therapy today. Long road to getting where I want to be.”
Blair has posted a number of other photos detailing her treatment and recovery.
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When I was in the hospital in Chicago , @arttavee and @carolyngriffin came bearing gifts. ( my all time favorite @patmcgrathreal eyeliner, I will never go without now 💋) I got to play with wigs and makeup and we laughed at my horrendous application of contour. Seen here. Days and days of the same. And then the laughter. Thank you friends ❤️. I am improving due to #hsct #drburt. Thanks to @jennifer_grey and my sister both sharing their hope for me. I can walk much better. I am swollen and joints are in pain. My eyes still don’t focus. Chemo and other high dose drugs come at a price. I need to start physical therapy and get moving more. It will feel better. The beginning is hard. Remember. Sending love to you all. 📷 @creativerehabnyc. #contourqueen #fbf
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Sunday. Rest. Gratitude. I write this with helping someone else in mind… Since chemotherapy and high doses of prednisone I have lost any ability to focus with my eyes.(I find it difficult to be on phone so I am not on social media or communicating w friends through writing very much). Panic sets in. Will this be permanent? How do I get to one more doctor appointment? How will I work and write when I can’t see and it’s so painful? And then a simmering of knowing. Underneath all the doubt. It will be ok. Take it smaller to each moment. Let the body heal. Nourish. Walk slowly. Burst into laughter. Give my nervous system a chance. I see how wonderful and kind people can be. I see how frightening it can be. Uncertainty. I am choosing to say this too shall pass. And my word… it’s so beautiful today. Still cool in the shade and the whole day before us… we can do it. Breathe . 💛 ps. My left leg is feeling the ground!!! #hsct Also… I have found much relief in settling my system with @montelbyselect #relax #hempextractcapsules . Thank you @montel_williams 🧡
Then this past Saturday, the actress shared a much more revealing photo. In the photo the Hellboy actress stands bottomless looking into a mirror with one hand on her head. She holds a crab-shaped purse in her left hand that covers up her front side. You can see it here.
Blair described the photo as “Portrait of a lady.” The title of the post was “Portrait of a lady.” She credited photographer Art T. Blair for the photo and tagged in fashion designer Thom Browne as well. (Related: Gone Girl Actress and Model Emily Ratajkowski Poses Nude in Response to Alabama Abortion Bill)
The post received mixed reactions. One person wrote, “Do what makes you happy butt wondering why the butt shots lately.. still think you are one strong woman. What do you do for treatment my niece was just diagnosed and looking into her treatment?”
Blair responded writing, “I had hsct. No meds worked for me. Still recovering. I prefer naked body in pictures. Adds a timeless element. But this was really because the jacket looked cool with bald head and bald bottom. Not meant to cause disruption in a day that is unsettling.”
Another user wrote, “With all do respect… you started to loose your mind lady… sad. I really loved you when you were sain.” Blair responded, “todah rabah. My mind is just fine.”
One user stated, “I don’t get it but that’s just me. It’s a tough disease but never lose your dignity, Selma. I get the shock factor though.” Blair replied, “I think it’s a vulnerable, humorous, odd and interesting fashion shot. I like it.” (Related: #MeToo Accuser Selma Blair Pushes Petition for Disney to Rehire James Gunn)
While Selma Blair is fighting MS, she hasn’t put her career on hold. She is currently filming a movie called “After We Collided” which is expected to release something 2020.
What do you make of Blair’s revealing photo?