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Selena Gomez Reveals She Underwent Chemotherapy for Lupus

Selena Gomez Reveals She Underwent Chemotherapy for Lupus

Selena Gomez steps out into the light for this brand new cover of Billboard magazine.

Here’s what the 23-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On having Lupus: “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. I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re a–holes. I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”

On her image: “I’m so f-cking 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.”

On Taylor Swift: “Taylor makes me feel empowered, like I can trust new people. All of those girls are so dope. We ran around taking pictures, changing dresses, dancing — super-cliche girly stuff, but it rocked. The way she cares about women is so adamant. It’s pulling me out of my shell.”

For more on Selena, visit Billboard.com.

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  • Effy

    “I’m so f-cking nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me.”

    No, it sounds like you feel entitled to be treated “fairly” and “nice” because your ego thinks you deserve it. I use to really like Selena, but the older she gets the more egotistical she gets. She must learn it from Swift.

  • Effy

    “I’m so f-cking nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me.”

    No, it sounds like you feel entitled to be treated “fairly” and “nice” because your ego thinks you deserve it. I use to really like Selena, but the older she gets the more egotistical she gets. She must learn it from Swift.

  • dalovelee

    Oh goodness now to get the sympathy PR she’s using the ultimate trump card I had chemo.

  • Dolly

    She has an autoimmune disorder. Lupus can be life threatening. I doubt that she’s looking for sympathy…maybe some compassion.

  • forrest gump

    she will always be the elementary student.

  • nicky

    What I read: “I wanted so badly to say…but I didn’t, because timing is everything and my new album is out just in a few days and I really need as much attention as I can get”

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Everything is so wrong in all three paragraphs.

  • notte

    chemotherapy IS a treatment option doctors use to battle lupus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kendra.bethune.1 Kendra Bethune

    i don’t take cialuis i’m a woman kendra joybethune i’m not a man i read about janet jackson and selena gomez justin bieber’s ex- girlfriend i don’t practice sex i had a affair rumor about me and the movie theatre guy having a passionate affair in 1993

  • http://www.facebook.com/kendra.bethune.1 Kendra Bethune

    is the television productions aware there showing cialus ads to a 38 year old single woman janet jackson fan who had the toni braxton album 1992 self titled and janet jackson’s number 1′s i am not a 40 to 60 year old man i am some one’s daughter

  • WandaBread

    Ok well I still don’t plan on buying her album and I change the station when her music comes on- same for her ex boyfriend beeber- seeing his penis does not make me like him as an artist. That type of stuff works better for actors/actresses …

  • WandaBread

    ????

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    -Backs out of this thread slowly but swiftly-

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  • millerz

    Actually I totally agree with Selena. She is too nice. Over the summer she was body shamed so bad publicly over a bathing suit picture. It’s disgusting! She doesn’t owe anybody an explanation she’s choosing now to address everything at once. She doesn’t need the attention she gets it even when she’s trying to stay under the radar.

  • fitri

    why everyone is so vile against her. Maybe she has Lupus and the hatred was too much to handle. Selena is a person too, a human being, she’s 20′ something and its hard to be among those perfect plastics model while your body is not right.

    I hope she could make the best she can with her album, even though people will always have hate on her, but she’s definitely one of the biggest star in the world.
    And I am from Asian, that’s just show how big she is.

  • whatsup

    Was she fat because of the chemotherapy

  • The Mailman

    Scam alert

  • Magdalena

    She comes across like she complains too much. But I guess if you have all those health problems at only 20 years old you have a right to complain. That really sucks.

  • person

    Sad to hear that! And then when she had a tiny bit of weight on her ( but was as beautiful as ever and still much skinnier than I am!) people have her shit for it. I hope she is well. Is she having symptoms?

  • Will

    Is this why your ass was hanging out of your shorts and your breasts hanging out of your shirts, lupus made you a sl*t, I think not people treat you like dirt because that is how you behave.

  • k.

    What exactly is your definition of fat? Because Selena’s never been that. But even she had been, so what?

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