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Selena Gomez Is Taking Time Off Due to Anxiety & Depression Stemming From Lupus

Selena Gomez Is Taking Time Off Due to Anxiety & Depression Stemming From Lupus

Selena Gomez is taking some much-needed time off after dealing with anxiety, depression and panic attacks that come as a side effect of her lupus diagnosis, her rep confirms to

The 24-year-old entertainer has been in the middle of her Revival World Tour but says she is clearing her schedule for the rest of the year.

“As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges,” she explained in a statement.

Selena added, “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. 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.”

A source close to Selena ensured to People that the break is not alcohol or substance abuse related, adding that she feels “relieved that she can now make more sense of why she was feeling the way she was and is optimistic about the future.”

We hope Selena gets back to feeling like herself as soon as possible!

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  • dalovelee

    All this time people were blaming Justin and now her spat reveal a dent in her sugar and spice it’s all his fault facade. Me thinks Justin was the one being used to boost her career and he was made to look like a heel. Now that he’s been alone and been dating he really has been harmless. She wanted something with Orlando Bloom but he moved on to Katy Perry. Then there’s the cult like friendship with Taylor who didn’t like Justin and now she got problems of her own. They all need to go their separate ways. Take a page from Beyonce’s book, she doesn’t have a squad led by an insecure 20 something pop singer who dictates who her friends are and who they shouldn’t date.

  • Hellfire

    Your english is terrible

  • rubie

    Their is no wrong or right in PUPPY LOVE……They were both young, however, Id love to see her come back strong, get into working out and come back confident with a DONT GIVE A CRAP attitude, date an older man and have some fun..GIRL, LET LOOSE……PLEASE, U look scared all the time!!!!

  • j b

    People should enjoy Selena Gomez’s hot body while they can since she is going to die young from this lupus.

  • Torii Wehling

    I wish her well. Lupus is a very complicated disease.

  • Gina

    Not really. I got the gist. Everything past the first sentence is fine.

  • JEN

    Some of these comments are unbelievable. Lupus is a life long battle. And very serious. Selena is surrounding herself with positive people and taking the advice of her medical staff very seriously. Smart. And her fans will always be here.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    if you care about his english — write correction so he could learn his mistakes, not your super important destructive comment.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Are we reading the same sites? Selena is surrounded by insecure, hateful, fame greedy fakes who loves create drama and play victims.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    She get anxiety, panic attacks and depression from exhausting touring with pre-recorded vocal for money she don’t need and media dramas she creates, not from lupus.

    I wonder would she take responsibility for her life one day or she would play innocent victim till 70 years old?

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  • woodwindfanatic

    OK, no offence but
    1. these big artists need to be appreciative and considerate of the fans who buy their tickets to see them live on concerts. ITS A BIG DEAL FOR A FAN
    2. artists usually have off days in the middle of their concerts which often are for the artists to relax or rest THATS Y THE DATES ARENT BACK TO BACK

    Y begin the tour anyway if you knew you were gonna cancel it?
    Wasnt she the 1 blaming Justin for not caring bout the fans not too long ago? 😎 😏😎 😏 SHAME!

  • Toni gee

    Get well little one.

  • gwen

    You need to spend your time getting well since you love to hijack people’s names.

    You are truly one vindictive evil person. After you spent 2 days manically cranking out 100 (35 on Saturday and 65 on Sunday) posts from an account you created in my name, you decided to post from your Toni Gee account?

    I see that you are now cranking out posts from the other Gwen (gwen @gwenglanvilleaccount) you switched in my name on Aug 31.

    Today Toni Gee is posting from this account:gwen (@gwenglanvilleaccount)

    Originally Toni Gee had the name Magdelene Cleoa on that account, but on Aug 31 at 4 am he changed the account name from Magdelene Cleao to gwen (@gwenglanville)

    Tally of the number of posts that Toni Gee has made in my name:

    Toni Gee has made 334(Aug 25 account) + 77(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name.

  • gwen

    I wish you would get well and stop making posts in my name.

    Toni Gee has made 359(Aug 25 account) + 77(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!

  • gwen

    I wish you would get well and stop making posts in my name.

    Toni Gee has made 359(Aug 25 account) + 77(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!

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