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Selena Gomez’s Lupus: Why She Wants To Keep Her Struggles Private

Fri, December 27, 2013 3:08pm EDT by 41 Comments
Selena Gomez Lupus

So sad. News broke on Dec. 27 that Selena Gomez was privately battling lupus, and now sources close to Selena have confirmed to EXCLUSIVELY that the rumors are true. Find out why Selena is keeping her disease private below.

Selena Gomez shocked fans worldwide when she canceled her tour on Dec. 19, and the news got worse on Dec. 27 when released a report saying that the 21-year-old had lupus. spoke to sources who EXCLUSIVELY confirmed that Selena does indeed have lupus, and has been hiding it because it’s her personal business!

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Such horrible news. A friend of Selena’s confirmed to EXCLUSIVELY that she does indeed suffer with the disease, and has been hiding it from her fans for privacy reasons.

“Selena will not be happy that this is out there, she really wanted to keep this to herself,” the source says. “She doesn’t want it to effect people’s opinions of her and what she’s capable of. This is her own personal business and she wants to keep it that way.”

Of course, any fan of Selena will love and support her through this — and it’s completely understandable that Selena would want to keep some of her personal life private. Still, another source confirmed EXCLUSIVELY that Selena isn’t just worried about public opinion — she’s embarrassed!

“She is embarrassed by it,” the insider says. “But her family and friends always tell her that they love her just the same.”

How terrible that she’s embarrassed, but it’s great to hear that her friends and family have her back. She may need that support, because a third source referred to EXCLUSIVELY that Selena cannot handle much stress due to her illness.

“Selena can’t get overly stressed out because aggravates the illness,” the source says. sends thoughts and prayers to Selena as she battles lupus.

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The lupus news was only unearthed after Selena canceled her Australian tour on Dec. 19. This caused concern due to the sudden nature of the cancelation, leading to several reports of everything from Justin Bieber heartbreak to rehab. However, the real truth came out on Dec. 27.

“Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her Lupus is really catching up with her right now,” a source told “She knows that she needs to take some time to address the disease and look after herself better if she wants to live a full and healthy life.”

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked to hear that the news is true? Surprised that Selena is embarrassed?

— Shannon Miller; Reporting By Sandra Clark & Russ Weakland.

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