Last year Selena Gomez opened up about her struggles with Lupus, an autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, and while it seemed like she was handling it to her best, turns out things haven’t been as easy for the pop star.
Earlier today the 24 year old actress and singer announced that she will be taking a break from touring in order to focus on her health. She released the following statement via People magazine:
“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.”
“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.”
Selena’s fans have been nothing but supportive. #GetWellSoonSelena is currently trending worldwide on Twitter.
— kiernan (@obrienpayno) August 30, 2016
Her health & happiness is the first priority, Selenators will support her no matter what. #GetWellSoonSelena
— Sel’s Dreamer (@SelenaTennant) August 30, 2016
Darling, you're strong. Take time for yourself the rest can wait. Because your health is the most important thing. #GetWellSoonSelena
— ???. (@adovrelena) August 30, 2016
We are glad that Selena is taking some time off and making her own wellbeing a priority, even if that means cancelling or rescheduling the remaining tour dates.
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