Selena Gomez Reveals Lupus Struggle in BILLBOARD
Selena Gomez covers the new issue of Billboard.
During her candid interview with the magazine, the singer reveals that her career hiatus was the result of her undergoing treatment for lupus. She says, “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 also shared her thoughts on the media speculated that her MIA-status was do to drug or alcohol-related issues. She shares, “I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re a**holes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again. I’m so f*cking nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me. I’ve been working since I was 7. I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story.”