Selena Gomez Lupus Update: Will She Ever Be Able To Tour Again?

Selena Gomez announced the cancellation of her “Revival World Tour” earlier this week. Now, fans are wondering if and when she will pick up where she left off.

In a new interview, a doctor is speaking out about what Selena Gomez is currently going through and how it may impact her future.

“Selena Gomez, 23, can go back on tour but it depends on the severity of her lupus,” Dr. Bruce Lee, M.D. explained to Hollywood Life on September 1. “Lupus comes and goes. It may be more serious at certain times which is called a flare, and it may be less serious at times which is called a remission.”

Selena Gomez revealed her battle with Lupus years ago, and while she was believed to have entered rehab in 2014, it was later revealed that she was actually undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Now, as she steps away from her hectic career, fans are unsure of where she is heading and what she’ll be doing.

Although nothing is for certain at this point when it comes to Selena Gomez’s tour, Dr. Lee said that the singer would likely be prioritizing her health in the coming weeks and taking on some positive activities in her day-to-day life.

“What she has to do is follow her doctor’s orders and take the medications as required,” Dr. Lee continued. “[Selena Gomez] needs tools to reduce anxiety, panic attacks and depression. She could go under the care of a therapist and a psychiatrist to help manage these issues. She would benefit from a healthy lifestyle, by getting enough rest, exercise, yoga, and a good diet. She could also take antidepressants such as Zoloft and Prestiq.”

“There are different types of medications someone with lupus can be treated with,” Dr. Lee added. “However, steroids are the most common medication used. [Selena Gomez] may be treated with steroids, however they have a lot of side effects such as weight gain, swelling, mood changes, difficulty sleeping, infections and weakening of the bone. Steroids can also cause depression and anxiety.”

On August 31, Selena Gomez released a statement to People Magazine and in it revealed that she would be “taking some time off.” However, the time she was referring to will actually be at least four months, as she’s canceled the entirety of her remaining tour, which was scheduled to continue until the end of December.

Selena Gomez’s final “Revival Tour” performance took place on August 13 in Auckland, New Zealand. That same day, a feud broke out between the singer and her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, on Instagram. After Bieber shared an August 13 photograph of himself and his new leading lady, model Sofia Richie, and threatened to make his Instagram account private if fans continued to be mean to her, Selena Gomez told him to stop posting photos of his new girlfriend. In response, Bieber accused her of using him for fame — and their fight didn’t end there.

While Selena Gomez typically stays quite silent in regard to Bieber and his revolving door of women, she stood up for herself after he accused her of using him to gain attention and told fans that she offered him forgiveness after he cheated on her multiple times. Bieber then reportedly suggested she cheated on him with Zayn Malik.

Selena Gomez has not shared any new posts since her feud with Bieber took place on Instagram. After the fight, Bieber deleted his Instagram account entirely but continues to remain active on Twitter.

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