Selena Gomez made her first big appearance in months at the AMAs Nov. 20, and had such a powerful message during her 2016 Favorite Female Artist win speech. Keep reading for how she said she was ‘broken’ on the inside in a heartbreaking revelation to fans.
Selena Gomez is back and better than ever! The 24-year-old made her triumphant post-rehab return to the world in SUCH a big way, beating out Adele, 28, and Rihanna, 28, for Favorite Female Artist at the 2016 AMAs in Los Angeles Nov. 20. She addressed how she had to take a recent break for self-recovery, telling the audience, “In 2014, this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically 100% honest with all of you. I think it’s safe to say that most of you know about my life, whether I like it or not.”
She emotionally confessed, “And I had to stop because I had everything, and I was absolutely broken inside and I… I kept it all together enough where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together, to where I let myself down,” referring to her decision to take a career break back in Sept. She added, “I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram. I want to see what’s [on the inside]. I’m not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore. All I can say from the bottom of my heart is that I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to share what I love, every single day, with people that I love.”
— American Music Awards (@AMAs) November 21, 2016
She ended her heartfelt message by telling the crowd, “And I have to say thank you so much to my fans because you guys are so damn loyal, and I don’t know what I did to deserve you. But if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. And if that’s anything, whether you respect me or not, that’s one thing you should know about me… is I care about people. Thank you so much for this. This is for you. Thank you.”
Her win caused the likes of Lady Gaga, 20, and Ariana Grande, 24, to appear misty with joy at Sel’s amazing journey. The stunner turned heads appearing in a gorgeous red long red gown with her dark locks pulled back in a tight ponytail. Selena was even spotted in good spirits, singing along and dancing in the audience to Sting‘s performance prior to her big win. It’s great to see that her time away from he spotlight has helped her heal so much emotionally.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Selena”s emotional speech? Did it bring you to tears?