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Selena Gomez Ditched Her Phone For 90 Days During Hiatus: It Was ‘Refreshing’

Thu, December 1, 2016 8:15am EST by 3 Comments

Phones… who needs them?! Selena Gomez admits in an all-new interview that she didn’t use her phone at all during her 90-day hiatus, which included a stay in rehab for depression and anxiety due to her battle with lupus. Selena says not having her phone constantly by her side was so ‘refreshing,’ and now she doesn’t even use her phone all that much!


“I recently took 90 days off. During that time I did not have my cell phone,” Selena told Thrive Global. “It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling. Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me.”

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You go, Selena! The singer and actress also revealed that, before she took her much-needed hiatus, she felt “burned out.” She said she needed to take a break to “take care of myself.” This required more than just a stay in rehab to recuperate. She must have realized her phone wasn’t helping her get better. Not many people could give up their phone for 90 days!

Ditching her phone also meant she didn’t post on social media at all during her hiatus. Up until Nov. 24, Selena hadn’t posted on Instagram since Aug. 2016! Selena has started to trickle back onto social media after her incredible AMAs comeback.

Selena has said in the past that she will one day give up social media completely. “I’m utilizing social media right now because of my age and because, to be honest, everybody else in the world was talking about me, so I wanted a f—ing say,” she told W magazine. “In a few years. I’ll give all of it up.

HollywoodLifers, are you proud of Selena for ditching her phone? Do you think she should return to social media? Let us know!