It’s been about a year since Selena Gomez first revealed that she suffers from Lupus, and on Tuesday she announced that the side effects of the disease are forcing her to take a break from show business!
Unfortunately, “anxiety, panic attacks, and depression” have caused the 24-year-old to feel unlike herself recently, so she’s going to start focusing more on her mental health.
Selena shared the news herself in a statement to People , saying:
“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.”
We had no idea it was that bad… but we’re just glad she’s doing what’s best for her right now!
Get well soon, Selena.
[Image via Vogue Australia.]