Selma Blair did her first TV interview about her battle with multiple sclerosis with Robin Roberts. The Good Morning America host teared up after airing the interview they taped at the actress' home. Scroll through for more.
Robin broke down on the set with her cohosts after the interview aired.
She also revealed she suffered symptoms from the disease for years, especially after giving birth to her son Arthur, 7. She said doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with her.
"Believe me they're just tears of joy because... for her to be able to share her story," the TV personality revealed to the camera as she got choked up.
The two sat down at the actress' home before she made her big red carpet appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar's party on Sunday, February 24.
During the interview, Selma, 46, who has opened up about her battle on social media, told Robin, "It is interesting to put it out there to me, to say 'this is what my particular case looks like right now.'"
When asked about hearing the diagnosis she told Robin she cried. "They weren't tears of panic they were tears of know I had to give into a body that had loss of control." She called it "relief."
"Ever since my son was born I was in MS flare and I didn't even know. And I was giving it everything to seem normal and I was self medicating when he wasn't with me and I was drinking, I was in pain, I wasn't always drinking but there were times when I couldn't take it and I was really struggling," she confessed in the interview.