In a new Instagram pic, Selena Gomez is shown celebrating New Year’s Eve with a group of friends as she continues to draw strength from those close to her in her battle against lupus.
When Selena Gomez canceled the Australian dates on her Stars Dance tour, she said in her statement that she did so to “spend time on [herself]”, while sources close to her said she was “totally exhausted”. Since it was revealed that the main reason for the cancellation was her continued private struggle with lupus, the 21-year-old singer has been seen drawing strength from her friends. And that’s exactly what she did on New Year’s Eve.
Selena Gomez Hangs Out With Friends On New Year’s Eve
Selena rang in the New Year in a perfectly low-key way — with “apple cider and [her] girls,” so said the Instagram caption. We think that Selena’s pajamas-on-NYE look is definitely going to hit the best-dressed list! Seriously — Selena gets dressed up all the time! There was no need for her to get glammed up to hang out with her girlfriends on the holiday.
It was reported that the reason for the secrecy from Selena’s camp on her battle with lupus is that she initially wanted to keep this health issue private in order not to “affect people’s opinions of her and what she’s capable of.”
But even as she keeps it to herself, it’s clear that her friends aren’t leaving her side, and are at least making the struggle a bit easier.
Selena Gomez: Why She Kept Lupus Struggles Private
We’re so glad to see that Selena has been spending so much time with her friends. More importantly, by sharing these photos on social media, it’s clear that she’s sending a message to her hugely supportive fanbase, as well! So far, she has been seen FaceTime-ing with Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift, hanging out with her baby sister, and spending time with yet even more friends on Dec. 29!
These new photos prove that not only is Selena happy and healthy, but she has a strong support system around her to help her deal with her struggle with the autoimmune disease.
Selena only has great things ahead of her for 2014 and we sincerely wish her all the best. We know that she will take this time to rest up, do some emotional housekeeping, and then get back to doing what she does best — performing!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you glad to see all of these photos being shared by Selena? Do you doubt what she’s capable of or do you think she just needs some rest like anybody would? Let us know!
— Amanda Michelle