Oh no! Selena Gomez shockingly revealed to fans on Aug. 30 that she will be ‘taking some time off’ because of some awful issues related to her lupus diagnosis. The poor thing is struggling with ‘anxiety, panic attacks and depression.’ So sad! See her full statement, here.
This is so terrible! America’s sweetheart Selena Gomez, 24, revealed a year ago that she suffers from an inflammatory disease called lupus, and now its forcing her to take some time out of the limelight. “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways,” the pop star tells PEOPLE exclusively on Aug. 30. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.”
“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off,” she shockingly revealed. “Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”
Oh my gosh, this is so sad! We hate seeing Selly like this, and we’re sure all of the drama between her and her ex Justin Bieber (plus seeing him with a new girl) is only making the anxiety worse. Her tour wasn’t supposed to end until Dec., so it’s unclear if she’s cancelling the rest of it or finishing it up before taking her break, but either way we hope she does what’s right for her.
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