After suffering from “anxiety, panic attacks and depression” as side effects of lupus, according to multiple reports, Gomez is seeking professional treatment to get back into a positive mind space. Gomez, 24, “wasn’t in a good place emotionally” when she was busy traveling for her Revival World Tour earlier this year. Reports from an Gomez insider were that she realized she needed rest and decided to clear her schedule for the rest of the year.
The pop star has been recovering at a Tennessee treatment facility since announcing her break on August 30 of this year. This isn’t the first time Gomez has been to rehab, she went to rehab in 2014, one year after being diagnosed with Lupus and also stopped working on new music. A music industry source states that she has yet to tell anyone when she’ll be back in the studio.
Per the site Lupus Foundation of America, *Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. Lupus is also a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better).
Celebrities who deal with chronic or acute images often have the pressures of recording labels, contracts and fans to stay relevant and it’s safe to say that in addition to these pressures, it can flare up this autoimmune disease in Gomez’s case. But she is on the road to recovery, Gomez was spotted spending time with her family in Tennessee, at Alcoa’s Tennessee’s Texas Roadhouse. This is a well needed rest for Selena Gomez and being with family could be the key to wellness.
Good luck Selena!