This week Selma Blair celebrated two big milestones: her 46th birthday and two years of sobriety. After previously detailing her experiences with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, Blair posted a photo on Instagram to mark the occasion.
In the photo, Blair is blowing out a cake with two candles on it while wearing a party hat. “2 years sober. 2 years feeling everything and nothing. 2 years of extreme gratitude and humility and grace. I thank the lord and my friends,” she wrote. “I prayed for a miracle at my lowest points. I am a living miracle. Thank you. Thank you.”
Blair made headlines in 2016 when she was escorted off a plane on a stretcher after a mid-flight outburst. After the incident, Blair recounted what had happened. “After a lovely trip with my son and his dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret,” she wrote in a statement.
Earlier this year, Blair talked a bit about her years of dealing with depression, anxiety, and alcoholism.
In a post on Instagram in May, she says she lived with postpartum depression for “four long years” after giving birth to her son, Arthur, but after falling apart publicly, she was beginning to take positive steps forward. “I got better. The weight of grief began to lift. I still struggle. I cry quietly so as not to wake my child. I am a good mother,” she wrote.
She ended the emotional note on a hopeful thought. “I want to thank you all for believing in me. I want to find the right work for me. And for me as a mom and as a woman who has come so far in personal ways. I want to make us all proud.”