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Selena Gomez’s Shocking Lupus Confession: I Underwent Chemotherapy

Wed, October 7, 2015 8:00pm EDT by Chris Rogers 17 Comments

Wow. Selena Gomez just dropped a huge bomb in her new ‘Billboard’ magazine interview, while discussing her devastating lupus diagnosis — she went ‘through chemotherapy.’ She’s also lashing out at the ‘assholes’ who assumed she took a break from music for reasons pertaining to her split with Justin Bieber.

Selena Gomez, 23, is lashing out at haters, who assumed she was struggling with addiction problems during her time away from the spotlight in early 2014. The “Good For You” singer was actually undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lupus, she just revealed in a bombshell interview.

“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke,” Selena told Billboard magazine, when discussing the time she took away from the spotlight, which many assumed had something to do with her breakup with Justin Bieber and/or addiction struggles. “I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again,” she said.

Selena’s grandfather, Ricardo Gomez Sr., also discussed her diagnosis during an interview in May 2014, telling Radar Online, “She’s in treatment. She’s getting along pretty good. What worries [us] more is that she doesn’t know how to say no. She won’t take time for herself to relax, to eat well.” At the time, rumors suggested Selena entered a treatment facility to help her deal with pressures caused by both work and personal matters (ie. her split with Justin). But now we know, that wasn’t the case.

“I’m so f***ing nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me. I’ve been working since I was 7. I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story,” Selena further said.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you feel bad for Selena — are people too mean to her?

— Chris Rogers