Selena Gomez has revealed that she’s had a break to undergo chemotherapy to treat lupus and she confronts the rumours that she cancelled her concerts because she was in rehab.
“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke,” Gomez says of her time spent out of the spotlight, which gossip-mongers took as fodder for addiction rumors. “I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”
She finds the courage to talk about her health issues for the first time before the release of her upcoming album Revival.
The beautiful artist also admits the pressure she received from Internet trolls and how this affected her self-confidence.
“I was in a bikini and got publicly ripped for being overweight. That was the first time I’d experienced body shaming like that. I believed some of the words they were saying. When somebody else has your self-esteem in their hands …”