Selena Gomez just shared that she is planning on taking some time off after dealing with anxiety, depression and panic attacks that stem from her lupus diagnosis, her rep confirms to JustJared.com.
The 24-year-old singer and actress has been on her Revival World Tour but has cleared 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!
Selena Gomez looks pretty in a shot on the beach from the September issue of Vogue, on stands August 23.
The 23-year-old entertainer opened up about the designers who didn’t want to dress her and her personal style evolution.
“I wasn’t always the [designers’] top choice,” Selena explained, who is now Louis Vuitton‘s latest campaign star.
The brand’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière says he “was immediately intrigued by her spontaneity and curiosity” while Selena adds that he liked her song “Good For You” and that was “the real icebreaker.”
With millions of followers and a massive tour Selena is now dressed by the likes Valentino and Rodarte, explaining, “I like to find things that are unconventional and make them look classic because if I’m forcing something, you can just tell.”
For more from Selena, visit Vogue.com.
Justin Bieber has officially taken down his Instagram account.
The 22-year-old entertainer was involved in drama with his ex Selena Gomez, and reported flame Sofia Richie.
Justin told his fans to stop posting hateful comments about Sofia. Selena commented on the photo, and the pair went back and forth before cheating accusations were thrown around.
One of the last photos that Justin shared was a photo of him with his new puppy Todd.
“My new little fluff ball Todd,” Justin captioned the pic. Sofia also shared photos of Todd on Snapchat.
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Selena Gomez has officially confirmed her Instagram feud with Justin Bieber after this weekend’s drama.
If you missed everything, the 24-year-old entertainer intervened when Justin told his fans to stop posting hateful comments about Sofia Richie. The pair went back and forth, and cheating accusations were thrown around.
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Selena took to her Snapchat and sent out a simple message on a black background, which read, “What I said was selfish and pointless.” You can see a screenshot of the image below.
It looks like Jelena (Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber) are continuing their feud on Instagram – this time with some cheating accusations.
Yesterday, Selena‘s original comment apparently read, “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol. it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”
Justin reportedly responded, “It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love…I’m not one for anyone receiving hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and each other. And yes I love my beliebers.”
Later, Selena seemingly wrote back and accused Justin of cheating: “Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love.”
Justin brought Zayn Malik into the conversation, saying, “I cheated… Oh I forgot about you and Zayn?”
Selena Gomez may or may not have commented on Justin Bieber‘s latest Instagram, which has fans going nuts.
The 23-year-old entertainer allegedly wrote a comment on his pic with rumored new girlfriend Sofia Richie after he defended her against negative fan reactions.
“If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol,” Selena apparently wrote (and deleted). “it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”
You can see the screenshots in the gallery below.
Justin reportedly wrote back, “It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love…I’m not one for anyone receiving hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and each other. And yes I love my beliebers.”
As of right now, the comments have NOT been officially verified.
That same day, Sel took to Instagram to dedicate a post to her fans, writing, “My whole life. You matter most. Thank you letting me do what I love every day.”
Also pictured below: Selena touching down at LAX Airport after a flight on Sunday (August 14) in Los Angeles.
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Selena Gomez totally shocked one of her fans when she came to surprise her at her home in Australia this week!
The 23-year-old superstar was introduced to a fan named Sophie by Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O. The super fan had been campaigning for Selena to come to Australia and was headed to see the concert that night!
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Sophie even flew all the way to Texas just to catch Selena in concert but never got the chance to meet her.
“I can’t believe that just happened and she took the time to come and see me!” Sophie exclaimed after Selena left.
Check out Selena‘s entire surprise below…
Also pictured: Selena making her way through Melbourne Airport last week and departing Sydney airport on Wednesday (August 10).
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Selena Gomez de-boards her airplane while arriving for the next Revival tour stop on Monday (August 8) in Sydney, Australia.
The 24-year-old entertainer spoke with Vogue Australia about her ideal guy.
“The guys that do have the confidence to hit on me are not necessarily my type, but they think they are because I’m a pop star, I sing songs, do movies, I like to feel sexy and confident on stage. I’d be so stoked with a writer or producer or actor who is low-key, but those kind of guys are terrified of me!” Selena told the mag.
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