See Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Note to Selma Blair After DWTS Exit
During the Oct. 17 episode of Dancing With the Stars, Blair, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018, told Farber she was bowing out from the competition.
“You know I’ve been monitored and in touch with my doctors this whole process,” she shared. “I had these MRIs. The results came back and it just all adds up to that I can’t go on with the competition. I pushed as far as I could.”
The Sweetest Thing actress then spoke about the toll the competition took on her body. “With a chronic illness, you do have special considerations,” she said. “And my body is definitely taking a hit. It’s way too much for the safety of my bones. There’s just intensive bone trauma and inflammation among rips and tears, so I could do extensive damage that of course I do not want.”
However, she said she wanted to have “a last beautiful dance” with Farber—and that’s exactly what she did. After performing a waltz to “What the World Needs Now,” they received a standing ovation from the audience and their fellow stars, many of whom had tears in their eyes, and received 10s across the board.
“Tonight Was the perfect night!!!” Farber wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @selmablair for everything you have given me and the world!”