Reports have surfaced that our sweet Selena Gomez was so "exhausted" and "broken hearted" that she went to an Arizona rehab center for a two-week emergency stint in early January.
You'll recall that towards the end of last year, Selenita actually cancelled the Australian leg of her 2014 tour for reasons that remained a mystery. It seems as that mystery has finally been solved as one of her VERY OWN reps confirmed that Selena quietly checked into Dawn at The Meadows recovery facility in Wickenburg, Arizona is said to focuses on young adults with emotional trauma, addiction or dual diagnosis concerns.
The rep said:
“Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse."
Ah, that's not what we're hearing…
While the songstress/actress has painted a squeaky clean image for herself in the spotlight, it's being suggested by sources that in reality, she was "partying very hard" with booze and drugs around the time of her rehab stay.
Her poisons of choice??! Beyond dabbling in pot, the pop princess was also experimenting with prescription drugs Xanax and sleeping aid Ambien.
Hmm… a POT princess? Wonder where she picked that bad habit from!
Thankfully, the baby-faced star had a ton of friends and family that saw signs of trouble and intervened.
A source explained:
“Her friends and family became increasingly worried that there might be a serious problem with Selena. Particularly, her parents. The partying was, at times, wild. They wanted to help her — and they very much encouraged her to go to rehab. Others very close to her also urged her to seek professional help.”
We knew Selena wasn't feeling fabulous after canceling her tour and breaking up with Justin Bieber for the 1,293,595th time, but we had NO idea she was getting mixed up in the VERY serious disease of addiction.
Thankfully, sources also confirm that with the help of pals like Demi Lovato, the mini diva is feeling MUCH better and "already getting back to work.”
Stay on track, gurl, and stay AWAY from any bad influences (*COUGH* Justin *COUGH*)!!!
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