Selena Gomez is back in rehab to deal with the side effects of lupus.
The singer is working through issues of depression and anxiety as she tries to get her life back on track. Are her panic attacks because of Justin Bieber drama?
International Business Times reports that Gomez checked into a rehab center in Tennessee and was recently spotted visiting a restaurant in the area.
“Selena is dealing with lupus, but this break is to focus on her mental state,” an inside source revealed. “She can go to a very dark place.”
The name of rehab facility is unknown, though it is somewhere outside of Nashville. In fact, Gomez was spotted in Alcoa at a Texas Roadhouse last week.
The “Kill Em With Kindness” singer posed with fans for a few photographs during the outing.
“She couldn’t have been more gracious to everyone and to the fans and was more than happy to take pictures with whoever,” a source explained.
According to NY Daily News, Gomez had to go through chemotherapy in 2013 to fight the disease.
Less than a year after the diagnosis and treatment, Gomez found herself in rehab for the first time. Gomez seemed to be on the road to recovery until she abruptly canceled her music tour in August.
“I got diagnosed with lupus,” Gomez said before the tour. “My mom had a very public miscarriage. So I had to cancel my tour. I needed time to just be okay.”
She also hasn’t worked on any new music since.
“She was supposed to be recording, but she hasn’t told anyone when she’ll be back in the studio,” an industry insider revealed.
Selena Gomez released a statement shortly after canceling her tour.
“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. 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.”
Meanwhile, Radar Online released several photos from Gomez’s outing in Tennessee.
The trip was part of a group outing with the rehab center and Gomez was extremely quiet around the other members of the group.
“It almost seemed like she was hoping to be recognized by someone at the arcade,” an insider told the outlet. “But not even the worker getting her ice cream knew who she was.”
The source continued, “It seemed like she wants to be back in the spotlight again.”
The rehab center is an all women’s facility that offers a number of different treatment options. Gomez is expected to remain at the center through November, unless she ends her treatment early.
It’s unclear what triggered Gomez’s recent bout of depression and anxiety, especially considering the timing of it all. However, Gomez is dealing with the loss of her best friend and a lot of drama with her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
Gomez has not commented on Bieber and what she thinks of his romance with Sofia Richie. Bieber and Richie have actively displayed their affection for each other in public, so there’s a good chance that Gomez is well aware of the situation.
Whether or not Bieber’s actions had anything to do with Gomez going back to rehab isn’t clear.
Hopefully, Selena Gomez will get the help she needs in rehab and move on with her life, regardless of what happens with Bieber.
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