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Selma Blair is just as obsessed with her red carpet cane as everyone else

Pink diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

SELMA BLAIR DID not come to play at the Oscars this year.

In her first red carpet appearance since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), the actress and model let her customised cane take centre stage. 

“I wanted a special cane for #vanityfair dinner,” she wrote on Instagram. “Hours of love put in. I burst into tears. These gifts to get me through. I can’t thank these three enough. There are angels.”

The cane features Blair’s monogram and a real pink diamond. Trés chic.

Last October, Blair announced she had been diagnosed with MS, a disease characterised by problems with vision, balance and muscle control as the brain and central nervous system are affected. 

“I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy,” she wrote on Instagram. ”And my left side is asking for directions from a wrong GPS. But we are doing it.”

Blair has been pretty open about her diagnosis so far, acting as a source of visibility for those who also have the condition. Her social media is flooded with pictures of her accompanied with her trusty cane or undergoing medical procedures.

On the advice she’d give to anyone currently faced with a diagnosis, she wrote: “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.”

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