Even after 20 or so years of being known for its lies, reality TV can sometimes show something so shockingly real that all you can do is cry into your coffee in the morning. Selma Blair, who is known for movies like “Cruel Intentions” and “Legally Blonde,” had to leave Dancing With the Stars last night, which was one of those moments. Blair was diagnosed with MS in 2018, and she did Dancing With the Stars even though she knew it might be too hard on her body. After Blair had been competing for four weeks, her doctors decided to take her out of the competition.
It’s not unusual for DWTS contestants to quit since the show is so physically demanding. Also, it’s not impossible for someone with a disability to compete. Season 22’s winner, Nyle DiMarco, is deaf. But what made Blair’s departure both sad and surprising was that she and her dance partner, Sasha Farber, were able to dance one last waltz together. Her last performance was a lovely thing to watch on TV. She knows how to enjoy a scene onscreen like a movie star, and the dance is even more powerful because it was inspired by the joy she felt when she finally found out she had MS after years of suffering in the dark. Also, in the video below, you may not realize that it led to the first perfect score of the season.