Following the cancellation of her worldwide tour, Selena Gomez is trying to get her life back in order.
OK Magazine reports that Gomez just entered rehab to deal with health-related issues. Was Justin Bieber the reason Gomez decided to get help?
Gomez reportedly signed into a Christian faith-based rehab facility earlier this month and is expected to remain for an extended time.
“The facility is a women’s only facility in a secluded wooded area,” an inside source revealed. “She’s staying for more than 60 days.”
Gomez allegedly has issues with substance abuse, but that isn’t why the singer is getting help. Gomez is seeking treatment for depression and other issues tied to her struggles with lupus.
Last month, Gomez told fans that she needed a break from singing to deal with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, all of which were unfortunate side effects of her illness.
“As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.”
She continued: “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.”
While fans were disappointed that Gomez had to cancel her tour, the singer thanked everyone for their support and hopes that her recovery will inspire others who are dealing with similar issues.
“Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but 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.”
According to Radar Online, the rehab center Gomez entered isn’t known for helping celebrities. She also does not have any ties to the facility, which is one reason why she picked the facility.
At the same time, the center’s focus on faith played a factor in Gomez’s decision.
“The rehab has a Christianity-based track, which might have been appealing given her religious background,” an insider told the outlet.
While in rehab, Selena Gomez will take part in therapy sessions and is allowed to leave the grounds at specified times, though not without some restrictions.
“Residents are allowed to leave as a group on occasion for day trips to the surrounding area,” the insider explained.
Security at the facility has been understandably heightened given Gomez’s presence. The name of the rehab center has not been released out of respect for Gomez’s privacy.
Meanwhile, one of the biggest questions remaining is whether or not Bieber forced Gomez to enter rehab.
Gomez and Bieber have a long history together, but they engaged in open feuds on social media these past few months.
At one point, Gomez and Bieber were rumored to have rekindled their romance.
To make matters worse, Gomez’s best friend, Christina Grimmie, was tragically murdered this past summer, right before the start of Gomez’s tour.
Grimmie’s death, coupled with the drama with Bieber, is believed to be the source of Gomez’s recent health issues.
For now, it isn’t clear if Bieber pushed Gomez to seek out professional help for her depression.
Clearly, the singer is dealing with a lot of different issues, and fans can only hope that her stay in rehab will help get her life back in order.
Neither Bieber nor Gomez has commented on the issues surrounding her decision to enter rehab.
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