Tears flow following Selma Blair’s heroic performance on Dancing ‘With the Stars’

Selma Blair made her dancing debut on the premiere of Dancing With the Stars, Monday. Almost four years ago she revealed her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, but she refuses to let her illness hold her back.

“I have underestimated me in the past and I have proved myself wrong,” Blair said. “So don’t underestimate me.”

Selma uses a cane because she has no feeling in her left leg, which makes it extremely difficult to balance, but that didn’t stop her from wowing the judges.

“I’m just so touched as somebody who is from the invisible illness community,” Carrie Ann Inaba said, while fighting back tears. “Seeing you come out here with your circumstances and just making everyone aware that you are fully able to do and achieve anything you put your mind too.”

The heroic performance left viewers almost as emotional as Blair’s fellow dancers who got to witness it first hand.

“I’m so grateful.” Blair said. “I’ve never danced and this is a dream come true, so thank you.

Blair ended the night tied for third place and proud of her score of 28.

Video transcript

SELMA BLAIR: I have underestimated me in the past. And I proved myself wrong. So don't underestimate me.

- Selma Blair made her dancing debut on the premiere of Dancing with the Stars on Disney Plus Monday almost four years after revealing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

(SINGING) She had until I let go gave into love. Why start a bitterness spurred.

- Selma uses a cane because she has no feeling in her left leg, which makes it extremely difficult to balance, but that didn't stop her from wowing the judges.

- I'm just so touched as somebody who is from the invisible illness community. Seeing you come out here with your circumstances, and just making everyone aware that you are fully able to do, and achieve anything you could put your mind to.

- The heroic performance left viewers almost as emotional as Blair's fellow dancers who got to witness it firsthand.

SELMA BLAIR: This time I was so frozen and I'm so grateful. I'm so grateful.

- It was amazing. It was awesome. We loved it.

- And Selma ended the night, tied for third place, and proud of her score.

SELMA BLAIR: I've never danced and this was a dream come true. I'm just-- it was wonderful. Thank you so much.

- It was wonderful.