A year after revealing her lupus diagnosis, Selena Gomez has decided to take some time off to deal with side effects of the illness, including anxiety, panic attacks and depression. The singer recently wrapped up her Revival World Tour.
Selena recently opened up to People magazine saying, “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,”. “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.”
Selena revealed that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease before releasing Revival. She had taken some time off before unveiling the album to undergo chemotherapy. “It is not commonly known that depression, anxiety and panic attacks can be side effects of lupus,” Kenneth M. Farber, the co-CEO and co-president of the Lupus Research Alliance told People. “We are so proud of Selena for taking care of herself and bringing awareness to this sometimes very misunderstood illness.”
We wish her the best on her road to recovery.