DWTS’ Selma Blair sparks concern after suffering medical emergency on set & ‘refuses’ to take a break

DANCING with the Stars’ Selma Blair has sparked concern after suffering a medical emergency on set.

In spite of the emergency, Selma, 50, refuses to take a break from filming as she pushes through having multiple sclerosis to perform on the show.

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DWTS’ Selma Blair sparks concern after suffering a medical emergency before a rehearsal with partner Sasha FarberCredit: ABC/Eric McCandless
Selma Blair announced she'd been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October 2018

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Selma Blair announced she’d been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October 2018Credit: The Mega Agency

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Cruel Intentions star opened up about the struggles caused by her condition.

She also took a moment to introduce her service dog, Scout, who protects her during fainting spells.

Selma’s dancing partner Sasha Farber, 38, who was also present, spoke about the DWTS participant’s competitive drive.

He revealed Selma had fainted before their weekend rehearsal but informed him that she was doing okay and would be attending their rehearsal as planned.

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Sasha told the interviewer, “I’m like, ‘Take the day off, just chill,'” but that “[Selma’s] like, ‘Nope!'”

Selma admitted, “The thing is, I pass out a lot. It’s part of the reason I have Scout.

She continued: “It doesn’t mean I lose consciousness [or] it’s a whole ambulance experience, it’s something that I lose my vision, gravity pulls me down and I’m very disoriented and gone for a spell. He’s kind of there to also catch me, you know, make the ground a little closer with his back.”

The Legally Blonde star stated: “It’s just something that I have to be honest with where I’m coming from but also know, like, ‘Wait, I really have this.’ It comes and goes.”

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Sasha disclosed that the partners had scheduled to practice for two hours before calling it quits but that Selma pushed to continue their session for five hours.

‘UNDERSCORED’

Fans of the celebrity dance competition were pleased to see Selma Blair jive to Jailhouse Rock with partner Sasha Farber on Elvis Night, but they believe the judges “underscored” the performance.

Selma was nervous that she would freeze up during the performance but her high-energy dance moves, however, astounded everyone.

And to the viewer’s surprise, Blair, who as previously mentinted suffered from multiple sclerosis, even performed a split cartwheel.

Fans understand how much endurance a cartwheel demands, so when Blair performed one, everyone cheered raucously for her.

Ultimately, Selma and Sasha received a 7/10 from each of the four judges to get 28/40 points with judge Carrie Anne upsetting fans by saying that Selma made the performance “look a lot easier than it must be for her.”

One fan tweeted about the score: “Um….underscored much? Selma deserved better!”

HEALTH SCARE

Recently, the Dancing with the Stars cast was hit with a major medical scare as four crew members test positive for COVID-19.

Deadline reported on Thursday that a DWTS spokesperson told the outlet four people on the crew all tested positive for the virus.

They all work in “completely different departments that do not have in-person contact with each other, based on our pod system,” according to the source.

“Contact tracing was conducted immediately.”

The source continued: “All close contacts were notified and put on an increased testing cadence. No close contact of the four positive production employees has since tested positive.”

The entire set has been disinfected and they asked employees to work from home if they can.

According to the spokesperson, DWTS employs more than 300 production employees.

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The competition is allowed to go on next week, according to the Department of Public Health.

As of right now, no contestants, hosts, or judges have contracted COVID-19.

Selma with her service dog Scout who helps her during her fainting spells

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Selma with her service dog Scout who helps her during her fainting spellsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
In spite of the emergency, Selma moved forward with her planned rehearsal and practiced for longer than what was scheduled

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In spite of the emergency, Selma moved forward with her planned rehearsal and practiced for longer than what was scheduledCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Selma with Alfonso Ribeiro, Sasha Farber, and other Dancing with the Stars competitors

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Selma with Alfonso Ribeiro, Sasha Farber, and other Dancing with the Stars competitorsCredit: ABC/Eric McCandless

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