Selena Gomez is done talking about her rehab stint in 2014!
Her newly released interview sheds a lot more light on her past, and explains why she chose to enter a treatment facility without a single explanation.
Secretly battling the auto-immune disease lupus, Selly was treated with chemotherapy during her two-week stay.
But when asked about her diagnosis, the 23-year-old provided:
“First off, this is something that everyone always wants to fixate on. I got diagnosed with lupus. My mom had a very public miscarriage. So I had to cancel my tour. I needed time to just be okay. And I was going through leukemia and I went to two different locations for those treatments. It’s really frustrating, because I am 100 percent allowed to have that, but I think people just want to have some sort of├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥”
The writer, Zach Baron, did note that Selena probably meant chemotherapy instead of leukemia.
She continued to explain:
“I understand what you’re asking, but I’m just saying, I don’t think it really matters. My past seems to be way more fascinating for people than my future, which bums me out.”
Gomez furthered her point, by sharing a story of when she first shared her diagnosis with a patient at a children’s hospital:
“And there was this kid that wouldn’t look me in the eye at all… I wanted to get his attention, even though maybe it was too much. So I just said, ├óΓé¼╦£Ask me anything you want.’ And he was the first person that I told, besides my best friend and family, because he asked me, ├óΓé¼╦£Have you ever dealt with anything like this?’ And I said, ├óΓé¼╦£I have lupus. I was in the ICU for two and a half weeks. I was in this exact same room.’ And it was the first time that he looked at me… I don’t ever really like to sit and dwell on what that experience was. Was it fun? No. Is it fun to have it? No.”
The brunette beauty continues to battle lupus, but she is definitely ready to move on.
Answering whether or not she’d skip this stage in life, Selena confessed:
“No, because I’m not that stupid. And I get it. I just have to be patient. It’s slowly dissolving the older I get. And I just have to be patient and make great things with quality, from producing to singing to acting. And one by one, I will be able to change the dialogue and people won’t care about everything that’s happened to me.”
You tell ’em!
Even opening up about her diagnosis was so brave of her. We’re wishing her all the best!
[Image via GQ.]