Selma Blair’s time in the Dancing with the stars The ballroom ended early on Monday night when the actress voluntarily retired from the Season 31 competition.
Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018 and has been transparent about her battle with the chronic disease while participating in season 31 with professional dancer Sasha Farber. But during rehearsals for the two shows this week, MRI results showed the rigors of competition were taking a significant and potentially dangerous toll on Blair’s muscles and bones. Therefore, she decided to leave the competition during Monday’s broadcast, which celebrated the most memorable year in the life of each contestant. She and Farber nevertheless performed a farewell waltz to Andra Day’s “What the World Needs Now is Love” and received a perfect 40 from the judges.
“I don’t think people understand what this show means [the competitors]’ Blair told co-host Alfonso Ribeiro after her performance. “Everyone had such incredible reasons to be here – so healthy and so good. To see the audience’s reaction to each of us and our efforts is so encouraging. I’m so proud of everyone and I’m so proud of this audience for seeing us.”
Because Blair left the competition voluntarily, no other dancers were eliminated on Monday’s episode. A second, Prom Night themed episode of Dance will be streaming on Disney+ Tuesday night (8/7c), and Monday’s judges’ scores will feed into Tuesday’s final results instead. (Blair’s perfect 40 won’t sway the competition; TikTok star Charli D’Amelio and pro Mark Ballas posted their contemporary number for the night’s second-highest score of 39 — including the season’s top 10s!).
A video of Blair’s final performance will be added when it becomes available. In the meantime, leave a comment with your thoughts on her early departure.
https://tvline.com/2022/10/17/dancing-with-the-stars-selma-blair-leaving-season-31-multiple-sclerosis/ Dancing With the Stars: Selma Blair leaves season 31 early