Disney star and teen pop idol Selena Gomez recently had to cancel a few appearances and a huge world tour. Rumors swirled that she was dealing with a drug overdose, eating disorder, or a nervous breakdown. But she’s finally come clean, and the news is very tragic.
We will be praying for you Selena.
More via MTV:
Gomez revealed to Billboard that she was diagnosed with lupus — an autoimmune inflammatory disorder which causes the immune system to attack its own tissues and organs — and that in order to prevent the disease from becoming potentially fatal, she had to undergo chemo.
“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,” the “Same Old Love” singer explained. “I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”
Selena has always seemed to stay above the typical fray of aging Disney stars. She did date Justin Bieber, but she’s been a good idol with a clean image that young women can look up to.
We hope you get well soon Selena and are able to start entertaining again soon.
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