Selena Gomez In Rehab For Depression? Justin Bieber ‘Meltdown,’ Drugs, Lupus Claims Clash

Selena Gomez, adored by her fans for her skilled singing, perky personality, and warmth toward her followers, has been the subject of rumors since suddenly announcing that she was canceling her tour. From a “downward spiral” involving Justin Bieber to drugs to lupus, reports of what was behind that cancellation clash.


An insider told Us Weekly that Selena is “fragile,” with Justin the one who tends to trigger emotional issues.

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

One hint that Bieber and Gomez remain linked occurred in mid-August, when the two battled on Instagram after he scolded his fans for their hostility toward his then-girlfriend Sofia Richie. That fight left the “Same Old Love” singer so upset with Justin that she “changed her phone number,” revealed the insider.

“She told everyone not to give it to him,” added the source.

Selena Gomez reportedly is "fragile," with Justin Bieber a key factor in her emotional state.
Selena Gomez reportedly is "fragile," with Justin Bieber a key factor in her emotional state. [Image by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for SiriusXM]

During their Instagram war, Bieber allegedly implied that his former girlfriend had cheated with former One Direction star Zayn Malik.

“Oh I forgot about You and Zayn?” Justin commented.

The battle with Bieber caused emotional havoc for the pop princess, according to the insider.

“Selena lost it.”

But it’s not just that Instagram battle that is causing some to blame Justin for his former girlfriend’s emotional health issues, with the singer herself blaming Bieber, according to Life & Style’s insider.


The “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” singer feels “backed into a corner” by Bieber, revealed the source. The photos that circulated of Justin with Sofia, who is now on his ex-girlfriends list, caused even more problems, according to the source.

“It was really hard for her. She saw Justin looking so happy and that really sent her into a downward spiral.”

In addition, In Touch reported that Gomez had a “meltdown,” linking it to Bieber.


Noting that her battle with lupus is the “core” of her problems, this media outlet reported that her “constant partying” combined with her relationship with Justin made matters worse. Consequently, when news broke that Bieber was involved with Richie, Selena “had a meltdown,” a source told In Touch.

Now a new report has revealed that Gomez is in rehab, and will remain there for over 60 days, with sources telling Radar Online that the singer, 24, entered the treatment facility at the beginning of September. Her goal is to cope with a crisis that is related to her emotional well-being and health, according to the insiders.

Selena Gomez reportedly will stay in rehab for more than 60 days.

Selena is putting her focus on getting healthy, with the insiders emphasizing that she is determined to do what it takes to turn her life around. And for now, that allegedly means spending time in a treatment facility, shared one of the sources.

“The facility is a women’s only facility in a secluded wooded area. She’s staying for more than 60 days.”

What’s different about Gomez’s reported rehab stay in contrast to celebrities who go to “swank facilities” for substance abuse problems, the singer has chosen a low-profile center, added the insider.

“[The rehab] is not a huge celebrity center or anything like that, and it’s not somewhere where Selena has any ties,” noted the source.

Despite previous reports that the singer was struggling with issues related to drugs, this insider emphasized that she is not undergoing treatment for problems related to drugs. Her main problems are linked to lupus and depression, according to the source.

Although neither the name nor location of the facility is known, the insider also revealed that it has a track that emphasizes Christianity.

“The rehab has a Christianity-based track, which might have been appealing given her religious background.”

Gomez will experience therapy sessions throughout her stay, which is expected to last at least two months. Equine therapy is an option, and residents can eventually go on day trips to the area near the treatment facility. Although those day trips could cause questions of security for the famous singer, measures reportedly are being taken to protect her.

“They’ve significantly heightened security since she checked in,” noted one of the insiders.

This new September 27 report linking the reason for her alleged stay in a rehab facility to depression follows Radar’s September 2 story that Gomez was involved with drugs, claiming that the tragic murder of her close friend, Christina Grimmie “contributed to send her spiraling into drug abuse.”

The initial report alleged that Selena had started to use “Lunesta, Ambien, Klonopin, and Xanax” prior to an intervention that resulted in her stay in rehab. However, the September 27 report appears to contradict the drug allegations.

[Featured Image by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images]