For Blair, telling her 7-year-old son, Arthur Saint, was the most difficult.
“I did have to tell him after the MRI. I said, ‘I have something called multiple sclerosis,'” she recalled. “And he almost cried and said, ‘Will it kill you?’ And I said, ‘No. I mean, we never know what kills us, Arthur. But this is not the doctor telling me I’m dying.’ And he was like, ‘Oh, ok,’ and that was it.”
The actress said that she reached out to fellow actor Michael J. Fox, who revealed in 1998 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“I said, ‘I don’t know who to tell, but I am dropping things. I’m doing strange things,'” Blair said. “He got in touch with me and we began conversations. He really helped me … he gives me hope.”