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Selena Gomez Doesn’t Want People To ‘Feel Sorry For Her’ Because Of Lupus Diagnosis

Sun, October 11, 2015 7:24pm EDT by 2 Comments

Ain’t nothing going to knock down this girl! Selena Gomez may have revealed she’s battling lupus, but she doesn’t want anyone’s pity, HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY reveal.

Good for you, girl! She bravely told the world of her secret battle with lupus, but Selena Gomez, 23, doesn’t want anyone to “feel sorry for her,” HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. In fact, the beauty is hoping that by speaking about the disease, she will be able to help others who suffer with the debilitating symptoms, too.

“Selena is relieved to have finally got her secret battle with lupus off her chest,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She hopes by bringing more light to the disease, she’ll be able to help others identify the symptoms that are associated with it. And that even someone as famous as her can get struck down with something so unfortunate.”

Selena is currently promoting her new album — which you can buy HERE — and she gave a frank cover interview with Billboard, where she made the startling revelation of her fight with Lupus, admitting she could’ve had a stroke and underwent chemotherapy. It’s something she’s happy to have done now.

Despite suffering with the illness that can lead to aching joints, fatigue and a whole host of symptoms, Selena doesn’t want anyone feeling pity for her.

“Selena also doesn’t want any special dispensation because of her Lupus disease,” the source continued. “She wants to carry on like as if nothing happened, and doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her. She’s incredibly tough, and is handling it all so well. Selena still wants to live independently and not have to rely on anyone to help her through this.”

It sounds like Selena is doing just fine on her own, and we’re sure with her close friends and family she’ll have all the support she needs.

Meanwhile, Selena recently gushed about BFF Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Calvin Harris in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that aired on Oct. 9.

While discussing dating, Ellen told single Selena she should get the “Wildest Dreams” singer to set her up with a man. “Hey, she’s with a stud now!” the 23-year-old gushed. Ellen confirmed her approval right back by adding, “I know, I love him!”

There’s gotta be some hot DJ mates Calvin can introduce Selena, right, HollywoodLifers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

— Jon Boon