Selena Gomez in rehab? Nope, not a chance. In a new interview, Justin Bieber’s ex reveals she spent two whole weeks in the ICU to treat her Lupus. Wow.
Selena Gomez, 23, is finally putting the past behind her by sealing it with the truth. When asked about her alleged stint in rehab after breaking up with Justin Bieber, 22, in early 2014, she did not hesitate to reveal what was really going on — and how it had to do with her secret Lupus diagnosis.
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No, Selena Gomez has never been to rehab, and she wants to officially set the record straight once and for all. For two weeks in January 2014, Selena was rumored to be a rehab facility getting over yet another nasty breakup from Justin Bieber, but in a May 2016 interview with GQ she confirms that she was actually dealing with a lot more than boy trouble.
“I have lupus. I was in the ICU for two and a half weeks. I was in this exact same room,” Selena told a little boy while visiting a children’s hospital, a memory she recalled vividly in her interview as the very first time she told someone — specifically someone she didn’t know very well — that she had lupus.
“I don’t ever really like to sit and dwell on what that experience was,” Selena went on, seemingly uncomfortable while talking about her struggle with the autoimmune disease. “Was it fun? No. Is it fun to have it? No.”
Selena explained, “I got diagnosed with lupus. My mom had a very public miscarriage. So I had to cancel my tour. I needed time to just be okay. And I was going through [chemotherapy] and I went to two different locations for those treatments.”
As much as Selena may not have wanted to talk about what she’s been through, it must have been a relief to finally get some things off of her chest. Plus, her fans will be happy to have the clarification once and for all.
Selena has been through a lot, and we are so inspired by her strength!
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