Selena Gomez ‘Meltdown’ Reports Clash: Justin Bieber, Lupus, Partying Or Drugs Involved?

Selena Gomez has been absent from the social media grid for four weeks, with her most recent post on Twitter devoted to her deceased friend Christina Grimmie and her last Instagram picture showing her now-canceled Revival Tour. But during those four weeks, her own statement that she is taking time off due to lupus-related symptoms including anxiety and depression has resulted in a swirl of reports about a “meltdown,” with causes ranging from her former boyfriend Justin Bieber to partying, drinking, and even drugs.

An insider told In Touch that Bieber is to blame for Gomez’s “meltdown,” describing the elements that caused her to decide to halt her Revival Tour. While noting that her battle with lupus played a key role in the tour cancellation, this source revealed that the “unhealthy relationship” that Selena continues to have with Justin combined with partying made her health issues worse.

After Gomez learned about Bieber’s new romance with 18-year-old Sofia Richie, the “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” singer “had a meltdown,” shared the insider.

Moreover, rather than reaching out to his former girlfriend, Justin ignored Selena to focus on Sofia. That caused, even more, issues for Gomez, according to the insider.

“The more [Justin] ignored [Selena], the more she freaked out.”

However, the 22-year-old prince of pop music does have compassion for his 24-year-old ex-gal pal, with the source also revealing how much the Biebs and his family care.

“Justin and his family are praying that she gets the help she needs,” added the insider. “They just want Selena to get well.”

But is Selena taking steps to try to prevent being so affected by Justin? That’s what an insider told Us Weekly, revealing that the singer has cut off contact with her former boyfriend. This source also has the answer for what puzzled so many of Gomez’s fans: Why did Selena leap into the social media battle between Bieber and his fans over their hostility toward Sofia?

The social media clash took place last month when Selena scolded Justin and advised him to stop sharing all those pictures of him and Richie.

“It should be special between you two only,” she informed him.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez battled on Instagram. [Image by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Images]

Each then accused the other of cheating, and Us‘ insider revealed what really was happening behind the scenes to cause Gomez’s shocking jump into Justin’s war.

“Selena lost it. She can be fragile emotionally and Justin is a major factor.”

However, while the Biebs is described as a “major factor” in Gomez’s issues, she has now “focused on her mental health,” added the insider. Selena herself shared in a statement that she is taking time off in order to deal with “panic attacks and depression.”

As noted above, Gomez’s last Twitter post prior to going off the grid focused on her sorrow over the loss of her friend Christina Grimmie.

Radar Online reported that beyond lupus, it was the tragic death of Christina that sent Selena into a “downward spiral.” An insider told Radar that Gomez is using lupus “as an excuse for everything lately,” and that she has issues beyond her disease.

“The truth is that [Selena] is just a mess right now. She has been feeling completely alone lately.”

Moreover, the source claims that Selena was taking “Lunesta, Ambien, Klonopin, and Xanax” prior to an alleged “desperate intervention” that resulted in a rehab stay.

Selena Gomez is struggling with lupus. [Image by Amy Harris/Invision/AP Images]

But reports on whether Gomez actually went to rehab recently also clash.

When Selena announced that she was taking time off, she referred to “anxiety, panic attacks, and depression” that she linked to her autoimmune disease lupus, noted In Touch, which reported that Selena had been “partying so much that friends were worried she might need to go back to rehab.”

One of the singer’s friends told In Touch that her pals are concerned about the “signs” that Gomez is having problems, describing the pattern that they have observed before.

“First she gets depressed, then has massive anxiety, then starts drinking and partying way too hard, then goes into denial and finally has a breakdown.”

Although her Revival Tour was scheduled to go through December, the 24-year-old singer is now on hiatus, focusing on issues “to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best,” she said in a statement.

[Featured Image by Jason Redmond/AP Images]

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